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promoting agent

promoting agent in Medicine

promoting agent pro·mot·ing agent (prə-mō'tĭng)
A noncarcinogenic substance that enhances tumor production in a tissue previously exposed to subcarcinogenic doses of a carcinogen. Also called initiating agent.

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