Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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electroacupuncture
A procedure in which pulses of weak electrical current are sent through acupuncture needles into acupuncture points in the skin. This procedure is being studied in the prevention of nausea More…
electrocauterization
A small electrode is applied to the skin near the surgery site. This is used to collect the electricity from the body and safely discharge it back to the machine.
electrodesiccation
(e-LEK-tro-des-ih-KAY-shun) The drying of tissue by a high-frequency electric current applied with a needle-shaped electrode
electrofulgeration
Use of electricity destroy tumors by burning them.
electrolarynx
(e-LEK-tro-LAIR-inks) A battery-operated device that makes a humming sound. It is used to help a person talk after removal of the larynx (voice box)
electrolyte
(eh-LEK-tro-lite) A substance that breaks up into ions (electrically charged particles) when it is dissolved in body fluids or water. Some examples of electrolytes are sodium, potassium, More…
electromagnetic field
Low-energy radiation that comes from the interaction of electric and magnetic fields. Sources include power lines, electric appliances, radio waves, microwaves, and others. Also called More…
electromagnetic radiation
Low-energy radiation that comes from the interaction of electric and magnetic fields. Sources include power lines, electric appliances, radio waves, microwaves, and others. Also called More…
electron
An elementary particle with a unit electrical charge and a mass 1/1837 that of the proton
electron beam
A stream of electrons (small negatively charged particles found in atoms) that can be used for radiation therapy
electron beam radiation therapy
Form or particle beam therapy that utilizes electrons. aka: electron beam radiotherapy
electron microscope
A microscope (device used to magnify small objects) that uses electrons (instead of light) to produce an enlarged image. An electron microscope shows tiny details better than any other type More…
electron microscopy
Microscopy with the use of electron microscopes
electrophoresis
Separations of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field
electroporation therapy
EPT. Treatment that generates electrical pulses through an electrode placed in a tumor to enhance the ability of anticancer drugs to enter tumor cells
electrosurgery
use of a radiofrequency energy to produce cutting and/or coagulation in body tissues
ELF
etoposide, fluorouracil, and leucovorin
eligibility criteria
In clinical trials, requirements that must be met for an individual to be included in a study. These requirements help make sure that patients in a trial are similar to each other in terms More…
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