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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Quimioprotector

Chemoprotective (KEE-moh-proh-TEK-tiv)
A quality of some drugs used in cancer treatment. Chemoprotective agents protect healthy tissue from the toxic effects of anticancer drugs.



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