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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Involuntario

Involuntary (in-VAH-lun-TAYR-ee)
An action that is not made by choice. In the body, involuntary actions (such as blushing) occur automatically, and cannot be controlled by choice.

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