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View in Spanish: Inhibidor de la histona deacetilasa

Histone deacetylase inhibitor (HIS-tone dee-uh-SEH-tih-lays in-HIH-bih-ter)
A substance that causes a chemical change that stops tumor cells from dividing. HDAC inhibitors are being studied in the treatment of cancer. Also called HDAC inhibitor.

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