NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,917 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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nitroglycerin
(NY-troh-GLIH-seh-rin)
In medicine, a substance used as a drug to treat certain heart conditions and to widen the openings in blood vessels. Nitroglycerin is being studied as a way to help chemotherapy work better by making tumor cells more sensitive to the drugs. It is a type of vasodilator.