NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,123 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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aortocoronary bypass
(ay-OR-toh-KOR-uh-NAYR-ee BY-pass)
Surgery in which a healthy blood vessel taken from another part of the body is used to make a new path for blood around a blocked artery leading to the heart. This restores the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the heart. Also called CAB and coronary artery bypass.