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A precarcinogen (also procarcinogen, secondary carcinogen) is a substance that only occurs through biotransformation in the body, e.g. B. is converted into a carcinogen in the liver .

Individual evidence

  1. precarcinogen. In: Roche Lexicon of Medicine. 5th edition. Urban & Fischer Verlag.
  2. S. Bogensberger: Hexal Pocket Lexicon Medicine. Urban & FischerVerlag, 2004, ISBN 3-437-15011-1 , p. 621.