NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,356 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A measurement of the energy content of food. The body needs calories as to perform its functions, such as breathing, circulating the blood, and physical activity. When a person is sick, their body may need extra calories to fight fever or other problems.