Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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fiber
The parts of fruits and vegetables that cannot be digested. Also called bulk or roughage. Fiber may be effective in preventing cancer
fibrin sealant
A type of surgical glue that is made from human blood-clotting proteins, and that is used during surgery to control bleeding
fibroblast
Connective tissue cell that makes and secretes collagen proteins; having a branched cytoplasm surrounding an elliptical, speckled nucleus that contains 1 or 2 nucleoli.
fibroblastic
Resembling a fibroblast (connective tissue cell).
fibrocystic breast disease
Presence of one or more cysts in a breast.
fibrocyte
Inactive mesenchymal cells - showing minimal cytoplasm.
fibroid
(FYE-broyd) A benign smooth-muscle tumor, usually in the uterus or gastrointestinal tract. Also called leiomyoma
fibroma
Nonmalignant (benign) tumor of connective tissue
fibromatosis
A condition in which multiple fibromas develop. Fibromas are tumors (usually benign) that affect connective tissue
fibrosarcoma
A type of soft tissue sarcoma that begins in fibrous tissue, which holds bones, muscles, and other organs in place
fibrosis
The growth of fibrous tissue
fibrous
Containing or resembling fibers
fifth cranial nerve
The main sensory nerve of the head and face, and the motor nerve of the muscles used in chewing. Also called the trigeminal nerve
FIGO
gynecological staging system
filgrastim
A colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the production of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell). It is a cytokine that belongs to the family of drugs called hematopoietic More…
filgrastim-SD/01
A substance that is being studied for its ability to increase numbers of white blood cells in people who are receiving chemotherapy. It belongs to the family of drugs called More…
filler
An inactive substance used to make a product bigger or easier to handle. For example, fillers are often used to make pills or capsules because the amount of active drug is too small to be More…
finasteride
A drug used to reduce the amount of male hormone (testosterone) produced by the body
fine needle aspiration
Percutaneous (through the skin) procedure that uses a fine gauge needle (22 or 25 gauge) and a syringe to sample fluid from a breast cyst or remove clusters of cells from a solid mass
fine-needle aspiration
(as-per-AY-shun) The removal of tissue or fluid with a needle for examination under a microscope. Also called needle biopsy
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