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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Carbogen

Carbogen (KAR-boh-jen)
An inhalant of oxygen and carbon dioxide that increases the sensitivity of tumor cells to the effects of radiation therapy.

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