Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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gastritis
Inflammation of the lining of the stomach
gastroenterologist
(GAS-tro-en-ter-AHL-o-jist) A doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the digestive system
gastroesophageal junction
The place where the esophagus is connected to the stomach
gastroesophageal reflux disease
(GAS-tro-eh-sof-a-JEE-al REE-flux diz-EEZ) Also called GERD. A common disorder marked by frequent or severe heartburn. The burning feeling occurs when stomach acid flows up into the More…
gastrointestinal
(GAS-tro-in-TES-tih-nul) GI. Refers to the stomach and intestines
gastrointestinal stromal tumor
GIST. A type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be benign or malignant
gastrointestinal stromal tumors
Soft tissue sarcoma that may occur anywhere along the length of the digestive tract from the esophagus to the anus. They originate in the stroma, the connective tissue that supports the More…
gastrointestinal tract
(GAS-tro-in-TES-tih-nul) The stomach and intestines
gastroscope
(GAS-tro-skope) A thin, lighted tube used to view the inside of the stomach
gastroscopy
(gas-TRAHS-ko-pee) An examination of the inside of the stomach using a thin, lighted tube (called a gastroscope) passed through the mouth and esophagus
GBM
glioblastoma multiforme
GCNST
granular cell nerve sheath tumor
GCP
good clinical practice
GCSF
biological - granulocyte colony stimulating factor
GCT
"germ cell tumor, OR giant cell tumour"
GCTS
testicular germ cell tumor OR intracranial germ cell tumor
gefitinib
(geh-FIT-in-ib) A substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors. More…
geldanamycin analog
An antineoplastic antibiotic drug that belongs to the family of drugs called ansamycins
GEM
genetically engineered mice
GEM 231
A drug that may inhibit the growth of malignant tumors
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