carcinogen

(redirected from carcinogenic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

carcinogen:

see cancercancer,
in medicine, common term for neoplasms, or tumors, that are malignant. Like benign tumors, malignant tumors do not respond to body mechanisms that limit cell growth.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

carcinogen

[kär′sin·ə·jən]
(medicine)
Any agent that incites development of a carcinoma or any other sort of malignancy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

carcinogen

Pathol any substance that produces cancer
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
The circular was based on reports of international organisations that indicated that the blood pressure medication might contain ingredients categorised as "potentially carcinogenic".
Accordingly, based on the totality of evidence and the plausible biological mechanisms, the IARC working group concluded that drinking very hot beverages above 65[degrees]C was classified as 'probably carcinogenic to humans'.
Based on evidence from hundreds of studies, processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans.
On Wednesday it will say its latest review found "no conclusive evidence for a carcinogenic effect" of coffee drinking and will point to some studies showing coffee may actually reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
The report states, "In view of the absence of carcinogenic potential in rodents at human-relevant doses and the absence of genotoxicity by the oral route in mammals, and considering the epidemiological evidence from occupational exposures, the meeting concluded that glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet."
This current debacle is surrounded by conflicting tests, results and conclusions regarding the level to which imported wheat is carcinogenic. How in the 21st century, when even a student could tell you there are a multitude of high-tech laboratories and tests that could put these debates to bed, there is confusion over such a simple, potentially deadly subject remains a mystery.
There are certain food components which act as cancer risk factors and are termed as carcinogenic while there are certain dietary habits which have an anti-carcinogenic effect.7,8 Questionnaire comprised of 18 instruments related to caner diet awareness was presented to each subject and base line knowledge of dental graduates regarding carcinogenic and anti-carcinogenic diet was assessed.
microwave popcorn According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the lining in microwaveable bags of popcorn contain the carcinogenic acid, perfluorooctanoic.
The World Health Organization recently announced that processed meats have been categorized as Group 1 carcinogenic to humans.
"Anything in excess is not advisable, all these processed meats somehow contain chemicals and preservatives and all of these things are carcinogenic in excess," he said.
THE recent announcement by the World Health Organisation that processed meat is carcinogenic to humans, ranking it alongside the most cancer-causing substances in the world, adds further weight to Animal Aid's call for such products to be treated in the same way as tobacco.
Red meat is also "probably" carcinogenic, with associations mainly with bowel cancer, but also with pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report.