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Glossary: histone deacetylase inhibitor, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

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. Histone deacetylase inhibitors are being studied in the treatment of cancer. Also called HDAC inhibitor.

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