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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Bencidamina

Benzydamine (ben-ZIH-duh-meen)
A substance being studied as a mouth rinse treatment for oral mucositis (painful mouth sores) caused by cancer therapy. It is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

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