Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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stoma
(STO-ma) A surgically created opening from an area inside the body to the outside
stomach
An organ that is part of the digestive system. It helps in the digestion of food by mixing it with digestive juices and churning it into a thin liquid
stomatitis
Inflammation or irritation of the mucous membranes in the mouth
stool
The waste matter discharged in a bowel movement; feces
stool test
A test to check for hidden blood in the bowel movement
storiform
Having a pattern that interweaves, like that of a straw mat or a caned chair.
STR
short tandem repeats
streptavidin
A small bacterial protein that binds with high affinity to the vitamin biotin. This streptavidin-biotin combination can be used to link molecules such as radioisotopes and monoclonal More…
streptozocin
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents
stroma
Supporting framework of an organ, typically consisting of connective tissue.
Stromagen
A drug that is derived from a patient's stem cells (specialized cells in the bone marrow that form new blood cells) and may be given back to the patient to help restore bone marrow More…
stromal condensation
Concentration of spindle cells arranged in a storiform pattern.
stromal tumor
(STRO-mal) A tumor that arises in the supporting connective tissue of an organ
strontium
A metal often used in a radioactive form for imaging tests or as a treatment for cancer
strontium-89
A radioactive compound that is absorbed by the bone. It is used to treat bone pain associated with prostate cancer
study agent
A medicine, vitamin, mineral, food supplement, or a combination of them that is being tested in a clinical trial
Sturge-Weber syndrome
SWS. A rare, congenital disorder that affects the brain, skin, and eyes. Abnormal blood vessel growth occurs in the trigeminal nerve in the face and the meninges (covering) of the brain. More…
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