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niraparib (06-9-2017)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: niraparib Trade Name: Zejula For which conditions is this drug approved? Niraparib is approved for the maintenance of patients with ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, or primary peritoneal cancer whose cancer... Continue Reading

Ninlaro® (02-11-2016)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Ixazomib Trade Name: Ninlaro® For which conditions is this drug approved? Ninlaro is approved for use in combination with the medicines Revlimid® (lenalidomide) and dexamethasone to treat people with multiple... Continue Reading

Necitumumab (01-19-2016)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Necitumumab Trade Name: Portrazza® For which conditions is this drug approved? Portrazza is approved for use in combination with the chemotherapy drugs Gemzar® (gemcitabine) and Platinol® cisplatin for first-line... Continue Reading

Non-myeloablative transplant (12-22-2015)

See reduced-intensity transplant.  Read More →

Nucleus pulposus (10-6-2015)

The gel center of the intervertebral disc.  This is the portion of the disc that herniates  Read More →

Nociceptor (10-6-2015)

A peripheral neural structure that is capable of generating nerve impulses in response to painful or injurious stimuli  Read More →

Neurogenic claudication (10-6-2015)

Lameness or limping as a consequence of impairment of nerve impulses, particularly as a consequence of spinal or nerve root canal stenosis  Read More →

Nanotechnology (08-21-2015)

The field of research that deals with the engineering and creation of things from materials that are less than 100 nanometers (one-billionth of a meter) in size, especially single atoms or molecules. Nanotechnology is being studied in the detection, diagnosis,... Continue Reading

nivolumab (04-24-2015)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: nivolumab Trade Name: Opdivo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Opdivo is approved to treat melanoma that: a) can’t be removed by surgery; or b) metastatic melanoma that’s progressed after treatment... Continue Reading

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (10-29-2014)

A class of drugs that are effective in reducing inflammation and pain without steroids. Examples of these drugs include aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen.  Read More →

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