Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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enalapril
An antihypertensive agent that can also be used to slow or prevent the progression of heart disease in people with childhood cancer treated with drugs that may be harmful to the heart
encapsulated
(en-KAP-soo-lay-ted) Confined to a specific, localized area and surrounded by a thin layer of tissue
encephalopathy
A disorder of the brain that can be caused by disease, injury, drugs, or chemicals
enchondroma
(en-kon-DRO-ma) A benign (noncancerous) growth of cartilage in bones or in other areas where cartilage is not normally found
endemic
Condition or disease common in a particular locale or population group.
endobronchial
Within the larger air passages of the lungs
endocervical curettage
(en-do-SER-vih-kul kyoo-reh-TAHZH) The scraping of the mucous membrane of the cervical canal using a spoon-shaped instrument called a curette
endocrine
Secreting internally, most commonly into systemic circulation
endocrine cancer
Cancer that occurs in endocrine tissue, the tissue in the body that secretes hormones
endocrine gland
Any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
endocrine pancreas cell
A pancreatic cell that produces hormones (e.g., insulin and glucagon) that are secreted into the bloodstream. These hormones help control the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Also More…
endocrine therapy
Treatment that adds, blocks or removes hormones. For certain conditions (such as diabetes or menopause), hormones are given to adjust low hormone levels. To slow or stop the growth of More…
endocrinologist
(en-do-krih-NAH-lo-jist) A doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating hormone disorders
endogenous
Produced inside an organism or cell. The opposite is external (exogenous) production
endometrial
Having to do with the endometrium (the layer of tissue that lines the uterus)
endometrial biopsy
A procedure in which a sample of tissue is taken from the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) for examination under a microscope. A thin tube is inserted through the cervix into the More…
endometrial carcinoma
Cancer of the inner lining of the uterus.
endometrial disorder
Abnormal cell growth in the endometrium (the lining of the uterus)
endometrial hyperplasia
An abnormal overgrowth of the endometrium (the layer of cells that lines the uterus). There are four types of endometrial hyperplasia: simple endometrial hyperplasia, complex endometrial More…
endometriosis
(en-do-mee-tree-O-sis) A benign condition in which tissue that looks like endometrial tissue grows in abnormal places in the abdomen
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