NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,260 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- listen (mal-noo-TRIH-shun)
A condition caused by not getting enough calories or the right amount of key nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, that are needed for health. Malnutrition may occur when there is a lack of nutrients in the diet or when the body cannot absorb nutrients from food. Cancer and cancer treatment may cause malnutrition.