NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,222 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- mainstream medicine
- listen (MAYN-streem MEH-dih-sin)
- A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Also called allopathic medicine, biomedicine, conventional medicine, orthodox medicine, and Western medicine.