NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,290 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A chemical that can dissolve in water, combine with acids to form salts, and make acids less acidic. Alkalis have a bitter taste and turn certain dyes blue. Some alkalis can help the body work the way it should. An example of an alkali is sodium hydroxide.