Radiculopathy (10-6-2015) Disease of the roots or origins of a spinal nerve after it has emerged from the spinal canal ... Continue Reading

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. ... Continue Reading

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. ... Continue Reading

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. ... Continue Reading

Response (08-21-2015) In medicine, an improvement related to treatment ... Continue Reading

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. ... Continue Reading

Rectal prolapse (10-29-2014) Dropping down of the rectum outside the anus. ... Continue Reading

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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