VULVECTOMY

noun. the surgical removal of all or a portion of the vulva . A vulvectomy is carried out as a type of remediation for...

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...

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...

PROPHYLACTIC SURGERY

Prophylactic surgery is surgery performed in anticipation of the onset of a particular disease or condition in the organ or area of the body...

PSYCHOONCOLOGY

The study of psychological responses to cancer. These responses are studied as to how they relate to risk, detection, course treatment and...

RADIATION THERAPY

Also called radiotherapy, radiation therapy is primarily used in the treatment of cancers. A radioactive isotope may be implanted, or the area to...

RUBINSTEIN-TAYBI SYNDROME (RSTS RTS)

Disease identified by small stature, medium to serious mental retardation, distinct facial characteristics, and wide thumbs and first toes. Additional features of the syndrome...

STANOLONE

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

NATURAL KILLER CELL (NK CELL)

is one of the many types of lymphocyte white blood cell in the human body which destroy infected or cancerous cells using a variety...

NEOPLASM

is a term which is normally used to describe a new, abnormal malignant tumour, as seen in cases of cancer. There is normally a...

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