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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Lyrica (LEER-ih-kuh)
A drug used to treat nerve pain caused by diabetes or herpes zoster infection and certain types of seizures. It is being studied in the prevention and treatment of nerve pain in the hands and feet of cancer patients given chemotherapy. Lyrica is a type of anticonvulsant. Also called pregabalin.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.