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Hemorrhoids (10-29-2014)

Swollen blood vessels which line the anal opening, caused by excess pressure from the straining during a bowel movement, persistent diarrhea or pregnancy.  Read More →

Heartburn (10-29-2014)

Heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. It is an uncomfortable feeling of burning and warmth occurring in waves, rising up behind the breastbone (sternum) toward the neck. It is usually due to gastroesophageal reflux, which is the backing up of stomach... Continue Reading

HRPC (04-17-2014)

Hormone refractory prostate cancer; PCa that resists hormone therapy.  Read More →

hormone refractory prostate cancer (04-17-2014)

Prostate cancer that has become refractory, that is, it resists hormone therapy.  Read More →

hormone antagonists (04-17-2014)

Chemical substances which inhibit the function of the endocrine glands, the biosynthesis of their secreted hormones, or the action of hormones upon their specific sites, e.g., an anti-androgen.  Read More →

high-dose-rate (HDR) (04-17-2014)

May be combined to be called high-dose-rate remote brachytherapy or high-dose-rate remote radiation. A type of internal radiation treatment in which the radioactive source is removed between treatments. (NCI bklt)  Read More →

high-dose-rate remote brachytherapy (04-17-2014)

A type of internal radiation treatment in which the radioactive source is removed between treatments. Also called high-dose-rate remote radiation therapy or remote brachytherapy.  Read More →

Hytrin® (02-15-2013)

Class: Other Generic Name: Terazosin Trade Names: Hytrin® How is this drug used? Hytrin is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and high blood pressure. It is a type of drug known as an alpha-blocker. What is the mechanism of action? In the... Continue Reading

Halaven® (06-1-2012)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Eribulin mesylate Trade Name: Halaven® How is this drug used? Halaven is used for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer who have already undergone treatment with at least two prior chemotherapy regimens... Continue Reading

Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (10-15-2010)

Class: Biologic agent Generic Name: Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, 18) Vaccine Recombinant Trade Name: Gardasil® How is this drug used? Gardasil® is FDA approved for the prevention of some diseases or pre-cursors to diseases caused... Continue Reading

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