Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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renal cell cancer
The most common type of kidney cancer. It begins in the lining of the renal tubules in the kidney. The renal tubules filter the blood and produce urine. Also called hypernephroma
renal fascia
A fibrous envelope of tissue that surrounds the kidney. Also called Gerota's fascia and Gerota's capsule
renal pelvis
The area at the center of the kidney. Urine collects here and is funneled into the ureter, the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder
renal tubular acidosis
(REE-nal TOO-bu-lar as-ih-DO-sis) A rare disorder in which structures in the kidney that filter the blood are impaired, producing urine that is more acid than normal
renal urothelial carcinoma
A malignant tumor of the renal pelvis. aka: urothelial cell carcinoma
replicate
To make a copy or duplicate of something
replication cycle
In biology, refers to the reproduction cycle of viruses. A repliction cycle begins with the infection of a host cell and ends with the release of mature progeny virus particles
reproductive cell
An egg or sperm cell. Each mature reproductive cell carries a single set of 23 chromosomes
reproductive system
In women, this system includes the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus (womb), the cervix, and the vagina (birth canal). The reproductive system in men includes the prostate, the More…
resectable
(ree-SEK-tuh-bull) Part or all of an organ that can be removed with surgery
resected
Surgical removal of part or all of an organ
resection
(ree-SEK-shun) Removal of tissue or part or all of an organ by surgery
resident
Physician who has completed medical school and internship, and is receiving training in a specialized area. Completion of a residency program is required for US board certification in a More…
residual disease
Cancer cells that remain after attempts to remove the cancer have been made
resistance
Failure of a cancer to shrink after treatment
resistant
Incapable of being affected, able to grow in the presence of a particular drug.
resorption
A process in which a substance, such as tissue, is lost by being destroyed and then absorbed by the body
respiratory syncytial virus
RSV. A virus that causes respiratory infections with cold-like symptoms
respiratory system
(RES-pih-ra-tor-ee) The organs that are involved in breathing. These include the nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs. Also known as the respiratory tract
respiratory therapy
(RES-pih-ra-tor-ee) Exercises and treatments that help improve or restore lung function
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