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EM
estramustine phosphate
EMA-86
cytarabine, etoposide, and mitoxantrone
emboli
See also: embolism
embolism
(EM-bul-izm) A block in an artery caused by blood clots or other substances, such as fat globules, infected tissue, or cancer cells
embolization
(EM-bo-lih-ZAY-shun) The blocking of an artery by a clot or foreign material. Embolization can be done as treatment to block the flow of blood to a tumor
embryo
Early stage in the development of a plant or an animal. In vertebrate animals (have a backbone or spinal column), this stage lasts from shortly after fertilization until all major body More…
embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma
(EM-bree-on-al RAB-do-MY-oh-sar-KO-ma) A soft-tissue tumor that affects children. It begins in muscle cells, and usually occurs in the head, neck, arms, legs, or genitourinary tract
embryonic
Having to do with an embryo, which is an early stage in the development of a plant or animal
EMC
epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma
EMD 121974
A substance that is being studied as an anticancer and antiangiogenesis drug. Also called cilengitide
emesis
Vomiting
emitefur
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites
EMM
epithelial malignant mesothelioma
emodin
A substance found in certain plants, including rhubarb. It belongs to a family of compounds called anthraquinones, which have shown anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects
EMP
extramedullary plasmacytoma
EMPD
extramammary Paget's disease
emphysema
Pulmonary emphysema is a disorder affecting the alveoli (tiny air sacs) of the lungs. The transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs takes place in the walls of the alveoli. In More…
EMUO
early morning urine osmolality
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