Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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VCAP
cyclophosphamide, , prednisone, and vincristine
VD
doxorubicin and vinorelbine
VDP
decarbazine, cisplatin, and vinblastine
VEF
ventricular ejection fraction
VEGF
Vascular endothelial growth factor. A substance made by cells that stimulates new blood vessel formation
VEGF
vascular endothelial growth factor
VEGF Trap
A substance that blocks the action of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and prevents the growth of new blood vessels into a tumor. It belongs to the family of drugs called More…
VEGF-C
vascular endothelial growth factor - C
VeIP
cisplatin, ifosfamide, mesna, and vinblastine
venipuncture
The puncture of a vein with a needle for the purpose of drawing blood. Also called phlebotomy
venlafaxine
An antidepressant drug that is being evaluated for the treatment of hot flashes in women who have breast cancer
ventricle
(VEN-trih-kul) A fluid-filled cavity in the heart or brain
vesical
Relating to a bladder (especially the urinary bladder)
Viagra
A substance that is used to treat erectile dysfunction. Viagra relaxes the smooth muscle of the penis to allow increased blood flow and erection. It belongs to the family of drugs called More…
video-assisted resection
Surgery that is aided by the use of a video camera that projects and enlarges the image on a television screen. Also called video-assisted surgery
video-assisted surgery
Surgery that is aided by the use of a video camera that projects and enlarges the image on a television screen. Also called video-assisted resection
villous adenoma
A type of polyp that grows in the colon and other places in the gastrointestinal tract and sometimes in other parts of the body. These adenomas may become malignant (cancerous)
villus
A tiny hair-like projection, often on the surface of mucous membranes. The plural is villi
vimentin
Protein that forms the vimentin filaments, used as a marker marker for cells derived from the embryonic mesenchyma
vinblastine
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of plant drugs called vinca alkaloids. It is a mitotic inhibitor
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