4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide

Definition / meaning of 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide

A substance that is used in cancer research to cause tumors in laboratory animals. This is done to test new diets, drugs, and procedures for use in cancer prevention and treatment. Also called 4-NQO.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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