NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,894 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A person trained in acupuncture (therapy that uses thin needles inserted through the skin at specific points on the body to control pain and other symptoms). Acupuncture is a type of complementary and alternative medicine.