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ribavirin
A drug used to treat respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in the lungs
ribonucleic acid
RNA. One of the two types of nucleic acids found in all cells. The other is deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Ribonucleic acid transmits genetic information from DNA to proteins produced by the More…
ribonucleotide reductase inhibitor
A family of anticancer drugs that interfere with the growth of tumor cells by blocking the formation of deoxyribonucleotides (building blocks of DNA)
RICE
carboplatin, etoposide, ifosfamide, and rituximab
rifampin
A drug that is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It belongs to the family of drugs called antibiotics
RIGS
surgery -
risedronate
(ris-ED-roe-nate) A substance that is being studied in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. It belongs to the family of drugs called bone resorption inhibitors
risk factor
Something that may increase the chance of developing a disease. Some examples of risk factors for cancer include age, a family history of certain cancers, use of tobacco products, certain More…
ritonavir
A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called protease inhibitors. It interferes with the ability of a virus to make copies of itself
rituximab
A type of monoclonal antibody used in cancer detection or therapy. Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-produced substances that can locate and bind to cancer cells
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