NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,846 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- histone deacetylase inhibitor
- listen (HIS-tone dee-uh-SEH-tih-lays in-HIH-bih-ter)
- A substance that causes a chemical change that stops tumor cells from dividing. Histone deacetylase inhibitors are being studied in the treatment of cancer. Also called HDAC inhibitor.