4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide

Pronunciation: (4-NY-troh-KWIH-noh-leen 1-OK-side)

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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2004-04-23 Date last modified: 2007-01-17