Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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iseganan hydrochloride
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for oral mucositis (painful mouth sores) caused by cancer therapy. It belongs to the family of drugs called synthetic protegrin analogs
ISIS 2503
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer
ISIS 3521
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer
ISIS 5132
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer
islet 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…
islet cell cancer
(EYE-let) Cancer arising from cells in the islets of Langerhans, which are found in the pancreas. Also called endocrine cancer
islets of Langerhans cell
(EYE-lets of LANG-er-hanz) 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 More…
isoflavone
An estrogen-like substance (phytoestrogen) made by some plants. Soy isoflavones are being studied in the prevention of cancer
isointense
Having the same intensity as another object. Used to describe the results of imaging tests, such as x-rays, MRIs, or CT scans
isolated hepatic perfusion
A procedure in which a catheter is placed into the artery that provides blood to the liver; another catheter is placed into the vein that takes blood away from the liver. This temporarily More…
isolated limb perfusion
A technique that may be used to deliver anticancer drugs directly to an arm or leg. The flow of blood to and from the limb is temporarily stopped with a tourniquet, and anticancer drugs are More…
isolated lung perfusion
A surgical procedure during which the circulation of blood to the lungs is separated from the circulation of blood through the rest of the body, and a drug is delivered directly into the More…
isotope
One of two or more atoms with the same atomic number but with different numbers of neutrons .
isotretinoin
A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called retinoids. It is used in the treatment of acne and psoriasis and is being studied in cancer prevention. Also called 13-cis retinoic acid More…
isthmus
(iz-muhs) A narrow part inside the body that connects two larger structures
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