NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,989 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A drug used to treat bacterial infections. It stops the growth of bacteria by keeping them from making proteins. Tetracycline also binds to new bone tissue and is being studied as a way to detect bone growth. Tetracycline is a type of antibiotic and a type of bone-labeling agent.