NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,922 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A drug used to prevent the spread of a bacterium called in patients with advanced HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) infection. It blocks an enzyme that the bacteria need to grow. It is a type of antibiotic. Also called rifabutin.