Anterior Urethral Cancer

Meaning of Anterior Urethral Cancer

A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the part of the urethra (the tube through which urine …

Anthracenedione 

Meaning of Anthracenedione

An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called anticancer antibiotics.…

Anthracycline

Meaning of Anthracycline

A type of antibiotic that comes from certain types of Streptomyces bacteria. Anthracyclines are used to treat many types of cancer. Anthracyclines …

Anthraquinone

Meaning of Anthraquinone

A type of anticancer drug.…

Antiandrogen

Meaning of Antiandrogen

A substance that keeps androgens (male sex hormones) from binding to proteins called androgen receptors, which are found in normal prostate cells, …

Antiandrogen Therapy 

Meaning of Antiandrogen Therapy

Treatment with drugs to block the action of androgens (male hormones) in the body. Androgens, such as testosterone, bind to proteins …

Antiangiogenesis 

Meaning of Antiangiogenesis

Prevention of the growth of new blood vessels.…

Antiangiogenesis Agent

Meaning of Antiangiogenesis Agent

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

Antiangiogenic

Meaning of Antiangiogenic

Having to do with reducing the growth of new blood vessels.…

Antianxiety Agent 

Meaning of Antianxiety Agent

A drug used to treat symptoms of anxiety, such as feelings of fear, dread, uneasiness, and muscle tightness, that may occur …

Antiapoptotic

Meaning of Antiapoptotic

Something that prevents apoptosis. Apoptosis is a type of cell death in which a series of molecular steps in a cell leads …

Anesthetic

Meaning of Anesthetic

A drug or other substance that causes a loss of feeling or awareness. Local anesthetics cause a loss of feeling in one …

Anesthesiologist 

Meaning of Anesthesiologist

A doctor who has special training in giving drugs or other agents to prevent or relieve pain during surgery or other procedures.…

Anesthesia

Meaning of Anesthesia

A loss of feeling or awareness caused by drugs or other substances. Anesthesia keeps patients from feeling pain during surgery or other …

Anemia 

Meaning of Anemia

A condition in which the number of red blood cells is below normal.…

Anecdotal Report 

Meaning of Anecdotal report

An incomplete description of the medical and treatment history of one or more patients. Anecdotal reports may be published in places …

Androstanolone

Meaning of Androstanolone

A hormone made from testosterone in the prostate, testes, and certain other tissues. It is needed to develop and maintain male sex …

Androgen Ablation

Meaning of Androgen Ablation

Treatment to suppress or block the production or action of male hormones. This is done by having the testicles removed, by …

Androgen

Meaning of Androgen

A type of hormone that promotes the development and maintenance of male sex characteristics.…

Androgen-Independent 

Meaning of Androgen-Independent

Describes the ability of tumor cells to grow in the absence of androgens (hormones that promote the development and maintenance of male …