Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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goiter
An enlarged thyroid. It may be caused by too little iodine in the diet or by other conditions. Most goiters are not cancer
gonad
The part of the reproductive system that produces and releases eggs (ovary) or sperm (testicle/testis)
gonadotropin
Hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta. aka: gonadotrophin
gonadotropin-releasing hormone
GnRH. A hormone made by the hypothalamus (part of the brain). GnRH causes the pituitary gland to make luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). These hormones are More…
gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist
A hormone made in the laboratory that has the same effect as the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) produced naturally by the body
Gonzalez regimen
An alternative therapy that is being studied as a treatment for pancreatic cancer. It includes a special diet, nutritional supplements, pancreatic enzymes, and coffee enemas
Gorlin syndrome
An inherited condition that causes unusual facial features and disorders of the skin, bone, nervous system, eyes, and endocrine glands. People with this syndrome have an increased chance of More…
goserelin
A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs. Goserelin is used to block hormone production in the ovaries or testicles
gossypol
An anticancer drug extracted from the cotton plant
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