Medical Definition of Anticarcinogenic agents

1. Agents that reduce the frequency or rate of spontaneous or induced tumours independently of the mechanism involved. They differ from antineoplastic agent in that they prevent neoplasms from forming. The anticarcinogenic substances can be divided into three categories. The first consists of compounds that prevent the formation of carcinogens from precursor substances. The second group consists of "blocking agents" which inhibit carcinogenesis by preventing carcinogenic agents from reaching or reacting with critical target sites in the tissues. The third group is the "suppressor agents" which act by suppression of expression of neoplasia in cells previously exposed to carcinogens that would otherwise cause neoplasms. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anticarcinogenic Agents

antical
anticalculous
antically
anticancer
anticancerous
anticandida
anticandidal
anticapitalism
anticapitalisms
anticapitalist
anticapitalists
anticar
anticarbon
anticarcinogen
anticarcinogenic
anticarcinogenic agents (current term)
anticarcinogens
anticarcinoma
anticardiolipin
anticardiolipin antibodies
anticaries
anticarious
anticars
anticasino
anticaste
anticatabolic
anticatabolite
anticatalyst
anticatalysts
anticatarrhal

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