NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,848 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.
- physician assistant
- listen (fih-ZIH-shun uh-SIS-tunt)
- A health professional who is licensed to do certain medical procedures under the guidance of a doctor. A physician assistant may take medical histories, do physical exams, take blood and urine samples, care for wounds, and give injections and immunizations. Also called PA.