NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,051 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- heterocyclic amine
- listen (HEH-teh-roh-SY-klik A-meen)
A chemical that is formed when meat, poultry, or fish is cooked at high temperatures, such as frying, broiling, and barbecuing. Heterocyclic amines are carcinogens (substances that may cause cancer). Also called HCA.