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View in Spanish: Velafermina

Velafermin (vel-uh-FER-min)
A substance that is being studied in the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis (sores in the mouth) in patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy. Velafermin belongs to the family of drugs called recombinant human fibroblast growth factors (rhFGF).

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