Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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vancomycin
An antibiotic drug used to fight resistant bacterial infections
VAP
l-asparaginase, prednisone, and vincristine
vapreotide
A substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called somatostatin analogs
variant
In biology, a group of organisms within a species that differ from similar groups.
variants
Individual organism that is recognizably different from an arbitrary standard type in that species
varicocele
Dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes
vas deferens
A coiled tube that carries the sperm out of the testes
vascular
Pertaining to the blood vessels.
vascular endothelial growth factor
VEGF. A substance made by cells that stimulates new blood vessel formation
vascular involvement
Involves the vessels. When used to describe Cancer growth, it means that there are active cancer cells in or on the vessels.
vasectomy
(vas-EK-toe-mee) An operation to cut or tie off the two tubes that carry sperm out of the testicles
vasomotor
Affecting the narrowing and widening of the blood vessels
VATH
doxorubicin, fluoxymesterone, thiotepa, and vinblastine
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