Androgen Suppression 

Meaning of Androgen Suppression

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

Androgen Deprivation

Meaning of Androgen Deprivation

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

Androgen Receptor 

Meaning of Androgen Receptor

A protein that binds male hormones called androgens. Androgen receptors are found inside the cells of male reproductive tissue, some other …

Androgen Receptor Blocker 

Meaning of Androgen Receptor Blocker

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

Androgen Receptor Positive 

Meaning of Androgen Receptor Positive

Describes cells that have a protein that binds to androgens (male hormones). Cancer cells that are androgen receptor positive may …

Androgen Receptor Antagonist

Meaning of Androgen Receptor Antagonist

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

Ancillary Test

Meaning of Ancillary Test

In a clinical trial, a medical test on a patient that is not a part of the original study design.…

Androblastoma

Meaning of Androblastoma

A rare type of ovarian tumor in which the tumor cells secrete a male sex hormone. This may cause virilization (the appearance …

Ancestim

Meaning of Ancestim

A substance that causes blood stem cells (cells from which other types of cells develop) to change into different types of blood …

ANC

Meaning of ANC

A measure of the number of neutrophils in the blood. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell. They help the body …

Anatomy

Meaning of Anatomy

The study of the structure of a plant or animal.…

Anatomic

Meaning of Anatomic

Having to do with anatomy (the study of the structure of a plant or animal).…

Anatomist

Meaning of Anatomist

A person who has special training in anatomy (the study of the structures of animals or plants).…

Anastomosis

Meaning of Anastomosis

A procedure to connect healthy sections of tubular structures in the body after the diseased portion has been surgically removed.…

Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer 

Meaning of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

A rare, aggressive type of thyroid cancer in which the malignant (cancer) cells look very different from normal thyroid cells.…

Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase-Positive Cancer 

Meaning of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase-Positive Cancer

Describes cancer cells that have a change in the structure of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene or a …

Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Inhibitor 

Meaning of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Inhibitor

A substance that blocks the activity of a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), which helps control cell growth. …

Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Gene 

Meaning of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Gene

A gene that makes a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), which is involved in cell growth. Mutated (changed) …

Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase

Meaning of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase

A protein that helps control cell growth. It is made by the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene, which may be …

Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma 

Meaning of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

An aggressive (fast-growing) type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is usually of the T-cell type. The cancer cells express a …