NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,201 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Se-methyl-seleno-L-cysteine
(… MEH-thul-seh-LEE-noh-L-SIS-teh-een)
A substance that contains the element selenium (a nutrient that protects cells against damage) and is found in certain plants such as garlic and broccoli. Se-methyl-seleno-L-cysteine can act as an antioxidant and may help prevent or slow the growth of cancer cells. It is a type of amino acid.