NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,248 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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anti-inflammatory agent
(AN-tee-in-FLA-muh-TOR-ee AY-jent)
A drug or substance that reduces inflammation (redness, swelling, and pain) in the body. Anti-inflammatory agents block certain substances in the body that cause inflammation. They are used to treat many different conditions. Some anti-inflammatory agents are being studied in the prevention and treatment of cancer.