Angelica Root

Meaning of Angelica Root

Angelica Root is the root of any of a group of herbs called Angelica. The Angelica root has been used in …

Angiocept 

Meaning of Angiocept

A substance being studied in the treatment of cancer. Angiocept may prevent the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to …

Angiofibroma

Meaning of Angiofibroma

A benign (not cancer) tumor that is made up of blood vessels and fibrous (connective) tissue. Angiofibromas usually appear as small, red …

Angiofollicular Lymph Node Hyperplasia 

Meaning of Angiofollicular Lymph Node Hyperplasia

A rare disorder in which benign (not cancer) growths form in lymph node tissue. There are two main ways …

Angiogenesis 

Meaning of Angiogenesis

Blood vessel formation. Tumor angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. This process is caused by …

Angiogenesis Inhibitor 

Meaning of Angiogenesis Inhibitor

A drug or substance that keeps new blood vessels from forming. In cancer treatment, angiogenesis inhibitors may prevent the growth of …

Angiogram

Meaning of Angiogram

An x-ray or computer image (CT scan or MRI) of the blood vessels and blood flow in the body. A dye may …

Angiography 

Meaning of Angiography

A procedure to x-ray blood vessels. The blood vessels can be seen because of an injection of a dye that shows up …

Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma 

Meaning of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma

An aggressive (fast-growing) type of T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma marked by enlarged lymph nodes and hypergammaglobulinemia (increased antibodies in the blood). …

Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia With Eosinophilia 

Meaning of Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia With Eosinophilia

A rare benign (not cancer) tumor of small blood vessels surrounded by lymphocytes and eosinophils (types of white blood …

Angiomyolipoma 

Meaning of Angiomyolipoma

A benign (noncancer) tumor of fat and muscle tissue that usually is found in the kidney. Angiomyolipomas rarely cause symptoms, but may …

Angioplasty 

Meaning of Angioplasty

A procedure to enlarge the opening in a blood vessel that has become narrowed or blocked by plaque (a buildup of fat …

Angiosarcoma

Meaning of Angiosarcoma

A type of cancer that begins in the cells that line blood vessels or lymph vessels. Cancer that begins in blood vessels …

Angiostatin 

Meaning of Angiostatin

A protein normally made by the body. It can also be made in the laboratory, and is being studied in the treatment …

Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

Meaning of Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

A drug that is used to lower blood pressure. An angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor is a type of antihypertensive agent. Also …