NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,138 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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camphor
(KAM-fer)
A substance that comes from the wood and bark of the camphor tree or is made in the laboratory. It has a very unique smell and taste and is used in commercial products (for example, mothballs). Camphor is used in topical anti-infective and anti-pruritic (anti-itching) agents.