Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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SA
surface area
SAE
serious adverse event
saline
A solution of salt and water
saliva
(suh-LIE-vuh) The watery fluid made by mucous glands in the mouth. It moistens food to aid in digestion
salivary gland
(SAL-ih-vair-ee) A gland in the mouth that produces saliva
salpingo-oophorectomy
(sal-PIN-go o-o-for-EK-toe-mee) Surgical removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries
salvage therapy
Treatment that is given after the cancer has not responded to other treatments
samarium 153
A radioactive substance used in cancer therapy
saponin
A substance found in soybeans and many other plants. Saponins may help lower cholesterol and may have anticancer effects
saquinavir mesylate
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
sarCNU
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents. Also called sarcosinamide nitrosourea
sarcoma
A cancer of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue
sarcosinamide nitrosourea
A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents. Also called sarCNU
sargramostim
A colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the production of white blood cells, especially granulocytes and macrophages, and cells (in the bone marrow) that are precursors of platelets. It More…
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