Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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embryo
Early stage in the development of a plant or an animal. In vertebrate animals (have a backbone or spinal column), this stage lasts from shortly after fertilization until all major body parts More…
embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma
(EM-bree-on-al RAB-do-MY-oh-sar-KO-ma) A soft-tissue tumor that affects children. It begins in muscle cells, and usually occurs in the head, neck, arms, legs, or genitourinary tract
embryonic
Having to do with an embryo, which is an early stage in the development of a plant or animal
EMC
epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma
EMD 121974
A substance that is being studied as an anticancer and antiangiogenesis drug. Also called cilengitide
emesis
Vomiting
emitefur
An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called antimetabolites
EMM
epithelial malignant mesothelioma
emodin
A substance found in certain plants, including rhubarb. It belongs to a family of compounds called anthraquinones, which have shown anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects
EMP
extramedullary plasmacytoma
EMPD
extramammary Paget's disease
emphysema
Pulmonary emphysema is a disorder affecting the alveoli (tiny air sacs) of the lungs. The transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs takes place in the walls of the alveoli. In More…
EMUO
early morning urine osmolality
enalapril
An antihypertensive agent that can also be used to slow or prevent the progression of heart disease in people with childhood cancer treated with drugs that may be harmful to the heart
encapsulated
(en-KAP-soo-lay-ted) Confined to a specific, localized area and surrounded by a thin layer of tissue
encephalopathy
A disorder of the brain that can be caused by disease, injury, drugs, or chemicals
enchondroma
(en-kon-DRO-ma) A benign (noncancerous) growth of cartilage in bones or in other areas where cartilage is not normally found
endemic
Condition or disease common in a particular locale or population group.
endobronchial
Within the larger air passages of the lungs
endocervical curettage
(en-do-SER-vih-kul kyoo-reh-TAHZH) The scraping of the mucous membrane of the cervical canal using a spoon-shaped instrument called a curette
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