Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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bilobectomy
Surgical excision of more than one lobe of a lung.
binding agent
A substance that makes a loose mixture stick together. For example, binding agents can be used to make solid pills from loose powders
bioavailable
The ability of a drug or other substance to be absorbed and used by the body. Orally bioavailable means that a drug or other substance that is taken by mouth can be absorbed and used by the More…
biochanin A
An isoflavone found in soy products. Soy isoflavones are being studied to see if they help prevent cancer
biochemical
Relating to the chemistry of living organisms and the changes that occur.
biochemical reactions
In living cells, chemical reactions that help sustain life and allow cells to grow
biofeedback
A method of learning to voluntarily control certain body functions such as heartbeat, blood pressure, and muscle tension with the help of a special machine. This method can help control More…
biofeedback
Training program in which a person is given information about physiological processes (heart rate or blood pressure), that is not normally available, with the goal of gaining conscious More…
biologic response modifier
See also: biological response modifier
biological
(by-o-LAHJ-i-kul) Pertaining to biology or to life and living things. In medicine, refers to a substance made from a living organism or its products. Biologicals may be used to prevent, More…
biological response modifier
(by-o-LAHJ-i-kul...) BRM. Treatment to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune system to fight infections and other diseases. Also used to lessen side effects that may be caused by More…
biological therapy
(by-o-LAHJ-i-kul) Treatment to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune system to fight infections and other diseases. Also used to lessen side effects that may be caused by some More…
biomarker
A substance sometimes found in the blood, other body fluids, or tissues. A high level of biomarker may mean that a certain type of cancer is in the body. Examples of biomarkers include CA More…
Biomed 101
A substance that is being studied for its ability to decrease the side effects of interleukin-2 (IL-2)
biopsy
(BY-op-see) The removal of cells or tissues for examination under a microscope. When only a sample of tissue is removed, the procedure is called an incisional biopsy or core biopsy. When an More…
biopsy specimen
Tissue removed from the body and examined under a microscope to determine whether disease is present
biotechnology
Branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments.
biotherapy
Treatment to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune system to fight infections and other diseases. Also used to lessen side effects that may be caused by some cancer treatments. More…
BIP
bleomycin, cisplatin, ifosfamide, and mesna
Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome
An inherited condition in which benign tumors develop in hair follicles on the head, chest, back, and arms. People who have this disorder may be at increased risk of developing colon or More…
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