N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine

Definition / meaning of N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine

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

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

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