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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Antimitótico

Antimitotic agent (AN-tee-my-TAH-tik AY-jent)
A type of drug that blocks cell growth by stopping mitosis (cell division). They are used to treat cancer. Also called mitotic inhibitor.



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