Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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LU 79553
An anticancer drug that kills cancer cells by affecting DNA synthesis
LU-103793
An anticancer drug that reduces the risk of tumor cell growth and reproduction
lubricant
(LOO-brih-kant) An oily or slippery substance
lumbar puncture
A procedure in which a needle is put into the lower part of the spinal column to collect cerebrospinal fluid or to give anticancer drugs intrathecally. Also called a spinal tap
lumen
The cavity or channel within a tube or tubular organ such as a blood vessel or the intestine
lumpectomy
(lump-EK-toe-mee) Surgery to remove the tumor and a small amount of normal tissue around it
lung
One of a pair of organs in the chest that supplies the body with oxygen, and removes carbon dioxide from the body
lung metastases
Cancer that has spread from the original (primary) tumor to the lung
lupus
A chronic inflammatory connective tissue disease marked by skin rashes, joint pain and swelling, inflammation of the kidneys, inflammation of the fibrous tissue surrounding the heart (i.e., More…
lurtotecan
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called topoisomerase inhibitors
luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone
LH-RH. A hormone that stimulates the production of sex hormones in men and women
luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist
(LOO-tin-eye-zing. . .AG-o-nist) LH-RH agonist. A drug that inhibits the secretion of sex hormones. In men, LH-RH agonist causes testosterone levels to fall. In women, LH-RH agonist causes More…
lutetium texaphyrin
A substance that is being studied in photodynamic therapy. It belongs to the family of drugs called metallotexaphyrins
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