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View in Spanish: Inhibidor de la tirosina cinasa

Tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TY-ruh-seen KY-nays in-HIH-bih-ter)
A drug that interferes with cell communication and growth and may prevent tumor growth. Some tyrosine kinase inhibitors are used to treat cancer.

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