NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,041 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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nicotine patch
(NIH-kuh-TEEN...)
A patch that sticks on the skin and contains a small dose of nicotine, which enters the blood by being absorbed through the skin. This helps stop nicotine cravings and relieves symptoms that occur when a person is trying to quit smoking. Nicotine patches are available with and without a prescription.