NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,177 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A procedure in which a needle is used to take blood from a vein, usually for laboratory testing. Venipuncture may also be done to remove extra red blood cells from the blood, to treat certain blood disorders. Also called blood draw and phlebotomy.