Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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hypercalcemia
(hye-per-kal-SEE-mee-a) Abnormally high blood calcium
hyperfractionation
A way of giving radiation therapy in smaller-than-usual doses two or three times a day instead of once a day
hyperglycemia
Abnormally high blood sugar
hypericum perforatum
St. John's wort. An herbal product sold as an over-the-counter treatment for depression. It is being studied for its ability to lessen certain side effects of cancer treatment
hypernephroma
(HYE-per-neh-FRO-ma) The most common type of kidney cancer. It begins in the lining of the renal tubules in the kidney. The renal tubules filter the blood and produce urine. Also called More…
hyperplasia
(hye-per-PLAY-zha) An abnormal increase in the number of cells in an organ or tissue
hyperplastic
Pertaining to, or characterized by, hyperplasia
hypersensitivity
An exaggerated response by the immune system to a drug or other substance
hypertension
Abnormally high blood pressure
hyperthermia
(hye-per-THER-mee-a) A type of treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures to damage and kill cancer cells or to make cancer cells more sensitive to the effects of More…
hyperthermic perfusion
A procedure in which a warmed solution containing anticancer drugs is used to bathe, or is passed through the blood vessels of, the tissue or organ containing the tumor
hyperthyroidism
Too much thyroid hormone. Symptoms include weight loss, chest pain, cramps, diarrhea, and nervousness. Also called overactive thyroid
hypertrophy
Abnormal enlargement of an organ or thickening of its tissue
hyperuricemia
A buildup of uric acid (a byproduct of metabolism) in the blood; a side effect of some anticancer drugs
hypervascular
Having a large number of blood vessels
hypnosis
A trance-like state in which a person becomes more aware and focused and is more open to suggestion
hypoglycemia
Abnormally low blood sugar
hypopharynx
The bottom part of the throat. Cancer of the hypopharynx is also called hypopharyngeal cancer
hypotension
Abnormally low blood pressure
hypothalamus
(hye-po-THAL-uh-mus) The area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst
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