Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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genitourinary system
(GEN-ih-toe-YOO-rin-air-ee) The parts of the body that play a role in reproduction, getting rid of waste products in the form of urine, or both
genome
The complete genetic material of an organism
germ cell
A reproductive cell of the body. Germ cells are egg cells in females and sperm cells in males
germ cell tumor
A type of tumor that begins in the cells that give rise to sperm or eggs. Germ cell tumors can occur almost anywhere in the body and can be either benign or malignant
germ cells
Cells of the body involved in reproduction. Sperm of the male and eggs of the female are formed from germ cells.
germ-free
Free of bacteria, disease-causing viruses, and other organisms that can cause infection
germinoma
(jer-mih-NO-ma) The most common type of germ cell tumor in the brain
germline mutation
A gene change in the body's reproductive cells (egg or sperm) that becomes incorporated into the DNA of every cell in the body of offspring; germline mutations are passed on from More…
Gerota's capsule
A fibrous envelope of tissue that surrounds the kidney. Also called renal fascia and Gerota's fascia
Gerota's fascia
(Ga-RO-tahz FAYSH-ee-uh) A fibrous envelope of tissue that surrounds the kidney. Also called renal fascia and Gerota's capsule
gestational trophoblastic disease
A rare cancer in women of childbearing age in which cancer cells grow in the tissues that are formed in the uterus after conception. Also called gestational trophoblastic tumor, gestational More…
gestational trophoblastic neoplasia
A rare cancer in women of childbearing age in which cancer cells grow in the tissues that are formed in the uterus after conception. Also called gestational trophoblastic disease, More…
gestational trophoblastic tumor
A rare cancer in women of childbearing age in which cancer cells grow in the tissues that are formed in the uterus after conception. Also called gestational trophoblastic disease, More…
GFR
gromerular filtration rate
GI
gastrointestinal
GI14721
An antitumor drug that belongs to the family of drugs called topoisomerase inhibitors. It is a camptothecin analog
ginger
Zingiber officianale . An herb with a root that has been used in cooking, and by some cultures to treat nausea, vomiting, and certain other medical conditions. It is being studied in the More…
ginseng
An herb with a root that has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anticancer effects
GIST
Gastrointestinal stromal tumor. A type of tumor that usually begins in cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be benign or malignant
GIST
gastro-intestinal stromal sarcoma
RCA Rare Cancer Dictionary
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