XERODERMA PIGMENTOSUM

a syndrome acquired as an autosomal recessive trait and characterized by severe photosensitivity. It is elicited by a flaw in the capacity of the...

CARCINOGEN

Any substance that can start a cancer developing.

STANOLONE

a semi-synthetic form of dihydrotestosterone used to treat some breast cancers.

MORPHINE

is the primary ingredient in opium and was first synthesized in 1806. Morphine is widely used as an analgesic and sedative drug, especially in...

BRCA1 AND BRCA2

The 2 major genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer.

WERNICKE'S ENCEPHALOPATHY

a neurological disorder elicited by a deficiency of vitamin B. The principal indicators are confusion, occulomotor irregularities, and ataxia. The disorder is most often...

CANCER PHOBIA

n. an irrational fear of cancer which pervades one's thoughts. The fear of developing cancer becomes all-consuming, and this is expressed as obsessive-compulsive...

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