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Jakafi® (10-31-2012)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name:  Ruxolitinib Trade Name:  Jakafi® How is this drug used? Jakafi is used to treat intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis (a disorder of the bone marrow) and polycythemia vera with patients who have had inadequate... Continue Reading

Jevtana® (02-24-2011)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: cabazitaxel Trade Name: Jevtana® How is this drug used? Jevtana is used in combination with prednisone (a steroid medication) for the treatment of hormone-refractory, metastatic prostate cancer. Previous treatment must... Continue Reading

Jevtana® (02-24-2011)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Cabazitaxel Trade Name: Jevtana® How is this drug used? Jevtana is used in combination with prednisone (a steroid medication) for the treatment of hormone-refractory, metastatic prostate cancer. Previous treatment must... Continue Reading

Juicing (12-5-2001)

involves extracting juices from fresh fruit and uncooked vegetables as a primary part of the diet.  Read More →

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) (12-5-2001)

A private nongovernmental agency that establishes guidelines for the operation of hospitals and other health care facilities, conducts accreditation programs and surveys, and encourages the attainment of high standards of institutional medical care in... Continue Reading

Jejunostomy (12-5-2001)

A surgical procedure to create an artificial opening to the jejunum through the abdominal wall. It may be a permanent or a temporary opening.  Read More →

Jaundice (12-5-2001)

A condition in which the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellow and the urine darkens. Jaundice occurs when the liver is not working properly or when a bile duct is blocked.  Read More →

Jejunum (12-5-2001)

The intermediate or middle of the three portions of the small intestine, connected to the duodenum and the ileum.  Read More →

Juxta (12-5-2001)

Prefix meaning ‘near’.  Read More →

Joint (12-5-2001)

Any one of the connections between bones.  Read More →