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Cancer

Nick James.

May 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 152 pages.

Cancer: A Very Short Introduction explains, in non-technical language, what cancer is and what it does. Why, despite constant improvements in treatment techniques, has cancer proved to be...

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine

Stephen Lock, John M. Last and George Dunea.

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Book. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 523 pages. 664514 words.

‘Crammed full of fascinating titbits of information on a hugely broad range of topics while containing trustworthy and comprehensive reviews’, The Lancet

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anghiti

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Indian;

charcoal brazier used for grilling kebabs.

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angiectasis

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(an-ji-ek-tă-sis)

abnormal dilation of blood vessels.

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angiitis

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(an-ji-I-tis)

a patchy inflammation of the walls of small blood vessels.

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angina

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n. a sense of suffocation or suffocating pain. See angina pectoris, Ludwig’s angina.

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angina pectoris

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The abrupt onset of pain or crushing sensation in the chest, often provoked by exercise, and caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries and reduced blood supply to the heart. Often...

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angiodysplasia

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n. an abnormal collection of small blood vessels usually in the lining (mucosal surface) of the gastrointestinal tract, which can bleed. These are common in the large and small...

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angiogenesis

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n. the formation of new blood vessels, which occurs during wound healing and is promoted by growth factors (see vascular endothelial growth factor). This process is also seen...

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angiogenesis inhibitor

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An agent that prevents the development of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) by inhibiting the action of vascular endothelial growth factor (it is also known as anti-VEGF). Angiogenesis...

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