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View in Spanish: Inhibidor de la transducción de señales

Signal transduction inhibitor (SIG-nul trans-DUK-shun in-HIH-bih-ter)
A substance that blocks signals passed from one molecule to another inside a cell. Blocking these signals can affect many functions of the cell, including cell division and cell death, and may kill cancer cells. Certain signal transduction inhibitors are being studied in the treatment of cancer.



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