NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,865 terms related to cancer and medicine.

Browse the dictionary by selecting a letter of the alphabet or by entering a cancer-related word or phrase in the search box.

acupuncture point
(AK-yoo-PUNK-cher poynt)
A specific spot on the body where an acupuncture needle may be inserted to control pain and other symptoms. Also called acupoint.