midostaurin (06-9-2017)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: midostaurin Trade Name: Rydapt® For which conditions is this drug approved? Rydapt is approved for patients newly diagnosed with a certain type of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in combination with certain chemotherapy... Continue Reading

Methotrexate (DMARD) (01-13-2016)

Class: Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) Generic Name: methotrexate Trade Name: Rasuvo®, Otrexup® For which conditions is this drug approved? Rasuvo is approved to treat adults with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and for children... Continue Reading

Mucositis (12-22-2015)

Mucositis means inflammation of mucous membranes that line the digestive tract. It may occur as a side effect of chemotherapy or radiation, which can break down the rapidly dividing cells in these membranes. This can lead to ulcers and infection. Mucositis... Continue Reading

Minimally mismatched donor (12-22-2015)

In an optimal HLA match, the patient and donor share all eight or 10 HLA (human leukocyte antigen) markers (genes or proteins) tested. This is ideal for bone marrow or stem cell transplantation because it minimizes risks of rejection or graft-versus-host... Continue Reading

Mini-transplant (12-22-2015) See reduced-intensity transplant. ... Continue Reading

Meniscoid (10-6-2015) Pertaining to a crescent (meniscus)-shaped fold of intra-articular facet joint synovium ... Continue Reading

Manual muscle test (10-6-2015)

The muscle strength of various muscle groups is determined by manual resistance applied at specific anatomic regions, e.g. the dorsal surface of the knee to test hip flexors, and is graded 0–5, from total weakness to normal, assuming pain and/or skeletal... Continue Reading

Molecular pathway (08-21-2015) A series of actions among molecules in a cell that leads to a certain end point or cell function. ... Continue Reading

Mercaptopurine (07-29-2015)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Mercaptopurine Trade Name: Purixan For which conditions is this drug approved? Purixan is approved for the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) as part of a combination maintenance therapy regimen. What... Continue Reading

Muscle transposition (10-29-2014)

A procedure in which gluteal (buttock) or gracilis (inner thigh) muscles are used to encircle and strengthen the anal canal. When the inner thigh muscle is used, pacemaker-like electrodes are implanted into the grafted muscle to train it to remain contracted.... Continue Reading

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