cocarcinogen

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cocarcinogen

[¦kō·kär′sin·ə·jən]
(medicine)
A noncarcinogenic agent which augments the carcinogenic process.
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However, there is strong experimental, but as yet unsettled, epidemiologic and molecular evidence to suggest a possible carcinogenic or cocarcinogenic role of viruses such as SV40, a monkey polyoma virus, in the induction of MM.
Although the exact mechanisms through which alcohol exerts its cocarcinogenic effect on the breast remain unknown, a genetic predisposition may play an important role.
For bladder cancer, an excess risk was observed primarily among smokers exposed to As in the drinking water, supporting hypotheses that these levels of As are cocarcinogenic (Karagas et al.
Formaldehyde also showed cocarcinogenic effects by inhalation, ingestion, and dermal exposure (Dalbey 1982; Iverson 1986; Takahashi et al.
CAT in drinking water was not significantly cocarcinogenic with MNAN, but ethanol and CAT given in the drinking water was cocarcinogenic with MNAN and tumorigenic when given without MNAN (16).
In contrast to the data from Loscher's group, the Battelle studies found no evidence for a cocarcinogenic or tumor-promoting effect of MF exposure (12,13).
Vitamin E and organose-lenium prevent the cocarcinogenic activity of arsenite with solar UVR in mouse skin.
Cocarcinogenic effects of alcohol in hepatocarcinogenesis.