NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,054 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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calcium Ca 41-chloride aqueous solution
(KAL-see-um … KLOR-ide AY-kwee-us suh-LOO-shun)
A substance used to diagnose and monitor cancer that has spread to the bones. It is also used to study the turnover of bone tissue and to diagnose other conditions that affect the bones, such as osteoporosis. Calcium Ca 41 is a form of calcium that gives off radiation. It is passed from the body in the urine.