NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,041 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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angioplasty
(AN-jee-oh-PLAS-tee)
A procedure to enlarge the opening in a blood vessel that has become narrowed or blocked by plaque (a buildup of fat and cholesterol on the inner wall of the blood vessel). Examples of angioplasty are balloon angioplasty and laser angioplasty.