Radiculopathy (10-6-2015)

Disease of the roots or origins of a spinal nerve after it has emerged from the spinal canal  Read More →

Receptor (08-21-2015)

A molecule inside or on the surface of a cell that binds to a specific substance and causes a specific effect in the cell.  Read More →

Radioiodine (08-21-2015)

A radioactive form of iodine, often used for imaging tests or to treat an overactive thyroid, thyroid cancer, and certain other cancers. To treat thyroid cancer, the patient takes a large dose of radioactive iodine, which kills thyroid cells.  Read More →

Resistant cancer (08-21-2015)

Cancer that does not respond to treatment. The cancer may be resistant at the beginning of treatment, or it may become resistant during treatment. Also called refractory cancer.  Read More →

Response (08-21-2015)

In medicine, an improvement related to treatment  Read More →

ramucirumab (11-8-2014)

Class: Biological Therapy  Generic Name:  ramucirumab Trade Name:  Cyramza® For which conditions is this drug approved? Cyramza is approved for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer or gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinoma on or after flouropyrimidine-... Continue Reading

Rectopexy (10-29-2014)

Surgical placement of internal sutures (stitches) to secure the rectum in its proper position.  Read More →

Rectal prolapse (10-29-2014)

Dropping down of the rectum outside the anus.  Read More →

Rectal bleeding (10-29-2014)

A symptom of digestive problems rather than a disease. Bleeding can occur as a result of a number of different conditions, many of which are not life-threatening. Most causes of bleeding are related to conditions that can be cured or controlled, such... Continue Reading

Radium Ra 223 dichloride (04-23-2014)

Class: Radiopharmaceutical Generic Name: Radium Ra 223 dichloride (RAY-dee-um Ra 223 dye-KLOR-ide) Trade Name: Xofigo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Radium Ra 223 dichloride is indicated for the treatment of patients with castration-resistant... Continue Reading

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