National Institutes of Health

Pronunciation: (NA-shuh-nul IN-stih-TOOTS … helth)

A federal agency in the U.S. that conducts biomedical research in its own laboratories; supports the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helps in the training of research investigators; and fosters communication of medical information. Access the National Institutes of Health Web site at Also called NIH.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2007-06-29