NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,989 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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cyproheptadine
(SY-proh-HEP-tuh-deen)
A drug that is used to treat asthma, allergies, and colds, and to relieve itching caused by certain skin disorders. It has also been used to stimulate appetite and weight gain, and is being studied in the treatment of weight loss caused by cancer and its treatment. Cyproheptadine belongs to the family of drugs called antihistamines.