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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,214 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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phenobarbital
(FEE-noh-BAR-bih-tal)
A drug that is used to treat seizures and as a sedative. It is being studied in the treatment of diarrhea and for its ability to increase the antitumor effect of other therapies. It belongs to the family of drugs called barbiturates.