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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Desequilibrio químico

Chemical imbalance (KEH-mih-kul im-BA-lunts)
Too much or too little of any substance that helps the body work the way it should. A chemical imbalance may be caused by certain tumors and can cause changes in behavior or emotion.

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