Actos

Definition / meaning of Actos

A drug that is used to treat type 2 diabetes and is being studied in the prevention of head and neck cancer. It may be able to stop leukoplakia (a condition affecting the mouth ) from developing into cancer. It is a type of thiazolidinedione. Also called pioglitazone.

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

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