Cancer dictionary of words, acronyms, abbreviations, & medical terms.
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histologic
Pertaining to histology
histologic examination
The examination of tissue specimens under a microscope
histologically
Involving the use of histology or histological techniques.
histology
The study of tissues and cells under a microscope
histone
A type of protein found in chromosomes. Histones bind to DNA, help give chromosomes their shape, and help control the activity of genes
histone deacetylase
HDAC. An enzyme that changes the way histone binds to DNA. HDAC inhibitors are being studied as a treatment for cancer
historic cohort study
A research study in which the medical records of groups of individuals who are alike in many ways but differ by a certain characteristic (for example, female nurses who smoke and those who More…
historical control subject
An individual treated in the past and used in a comparison group when researchers analyze the results of a clinical study that had no control group. The use of a control, or comparison, More…
HIV
Human immunodeficiency virus, the cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
HIV antibody
A substance produced by certain white blood cells in reaction to contact with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus
HL-A
human leukocyte antigens
HMBA
hexamethylene bisacetamide
HMM
altretamine (41hexamethylmelamine)
HN2
mustargen
HNPCC
Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer. An inherited disorder in which affected individuals have a higher-than-normal chance of developing colorectal cancer and certain other types of cancer, More…
HNPCC
hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer
Hodgkin's disease
A malignant disease of the lymphatic system that is characterized by painless enlargement of lymph nodes, the spleen, or other lymphatic tissue. Other symptoms may include fever, weight More…
Hodgkin's lymphoma
A malignant disease of the lymphatic system that is characterized by painless enlargement of lymph nodes, the spleen, or other lymphatic tissue. Other symptoms may include fever, weight More…
holistic
Considering the whole system rather than just concentrating on individual components. From a medical standpoint - dealing with the patient as a whole human being-physical, mental, More…
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