Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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fertility
(fer-TIL-i-tee) The ability to produce children
fetus
(FEET-us) The developing offspring from 7 to 8 weeks after conception until birth
FEV
forced expectorant volume
FFA
for further appointment
FFE
fast field echo
fiber
The parts of fruits and vegetables that cannot be digested. Also called bulk or roughage. Fiber may be effective in preventing cancer
fibrin sealant
A type of surgical glue that is made from human blood-clotting proteins, and that is used during surgery to control bleeding
fibroblast
Connective tissue cell that makes and secretes collagen proteins; having a branched cytoplasm surrounding an elliptical, speckled nucleus that contains 1 or 2 nucleoli.
fibroblastic
Resembling a fibroblast (connective tissue cell).
fibrocystic breast disease
Presence of one or more cysts in a breast.
fibrocyte
Inactive mesenchymal cells - showing minimal cytoplasm.
fibroid
(FYE-broyd) A benign smooth-muscle tumor, usually in the uterus or gastrointestinal tract. Also called leiomyoma
fibroma
Nonmalignant (benign) tumor of connective tissue
fibromatosis
A condition in which multiple fibromas develop. Fibromas are tumors (usually benign) that affect connective tissue
fibrosarcoma
A type of soft tissue sarcoma that begins in fibrous tissue, which holds bones, muscles, and other organs in place
fibrosis
The growth of fibrous tissue
fibrous
Containing or resembling fibers
fifth cranial nerve
The main sensory nerve of the head and face, and the motor nerve of the muscles used in chewing. Also called the trigeminal nerve
FIGO
gynecological staging system
filgrastim
A colony-stimulating factor that stimulates the production of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell). It is a cytokine that belongs to the family of drugs called hematopoietic More…
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