Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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ileal cancer
Cancer whose primary location is the ileum, which is a section of the small intestine (small bowel).
ileostomy
(il-ee-AHS-toe-mee) An opening into the ileum, part of the small intestine, from the outside of the body. An ileostomy provides a new path for waste material to leave the body after part of More…
ileum
Final section of the small intestine of the digestive tract. It follows the jejunum and is about 4m long.
iliac
Relating to the ilium
ilium
Upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone
ILX-295501
A substance that is being studied as an anticancer drug. It belongs to the family of drugs called diarylsulfonylureas
ILX23-7553
A substance that is being studied as an anticancer drug
IM
Intramuscular. Within or into muscle
IM
intramuscular
IM-862
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors
IMAC
cisplatin, doxorubicin, and ifosfamide
imagery
A technique in which the person focuses on positive images in his or her mind
imaging
Tests that produce pictures of areas inside the body
imaging procedure
A method of producing pictures of areas inside the body
imatinib mesylate
A drug that is being studied for its ability to inhibit the growth of certain cancers. It interferes with a portion of the protein produced by the bcr/abl oncogene. Also called Gleevec and More…
IMF
fluorouracil, ifosfamide, and methotrexate
imipenem
An antibiotic drug used to treat severe or very resistant infection. It belongs to the family of drugs called carbapenems
imiquimod
A substance that improves the body's natural response to infection and disease. It is being studied as a topical agent (something used on the surface of the body) for the prevention of More…
immortal
Not subject to death
immune adjuvant
A drug that stimulates the immune system to respond to disease
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