Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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menopause
(MEN-o-pawz) The time of life when a woman's menstrual periods stop permanently. Also called change of life
menorrhagia
Abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding
menstrual cycle
(MEN-stroo-al) The monthly cycle of hormonal changes from the beginning of one menstrual period to the beginning of the next
menstruation
(MEN-stroo-AY-shun) Periodic discharge of blood and tissue from the uterus. From puberty until menopause, menstruation occurs about every 28 days when a woman is not pregnant
mental health counselor
A specialist who can talk with patients and their families about emotional and personal matters, and can help them make decisions
mEq/l
milliequivalent per liter
mercaptopurine
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites
mercury
A silver-white, poisonous metal that is a liquid at ordinary temperatures. It is commonly used in thermometers and amalgams, and has been used as an ingredient in some homeopathic medicines More…
Merkel cell cancer
A rare type of cancer that develops on or just beneath the skin
merkel cell carcinoma
Uncommon malignancy found predominantly in the elderly, occuring most frequently in the head and neck area and the extremities, with a predilection for the periocular region. aka: More…
mesenchymal
Refers to cells that develop into connective tissue, blood vessels, and lymphatic tissue
mesenchymal chondrosarcoma
Rare tumor that represents less than percent of all cartilaginous malignancies, commonly found in adolescents and young adults.
mesenteric membrane
The peritoneal membrane that attaches the intestines to the abdominal wall near the back
mesna
A drug that helps protect the kidneys and bladder from the toxic effects of anticancer drugs such as ifosfamide and cyclophosphamide
mesoblastic
Relating to or derived from the mesoderm
mesoderm
Middle germ layer that develops into muscle and bone and cartilage and blood and connective tissue
mesodermal
Relating to or derived from the mesoderm
mesonephroma
A rare type of tumor, usually of the female genital tract, in which the inside of the cells looks clear when viewed under a microscope. Also called clear cell carcinoma and clear cell More…
mesothelioma
A benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumor affecting the lining of the chest or abdomen. Exposure to asbestos particles in the air increases the risk of developing malignant More…
metabolic
Having to do with metabolism (the total of all chemical changes that take place in a cell or an organism to produce energy and basic materials needed for important life processes)
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