Agent, tocolytic: A medication that can inhibit labor, slow down or halt the contractions of the uterus. Tocolytic agents are widely used today to treat premature labor and permit pregnancy to proceed so the fetus can gain in size and maturity before birth.
Aggressive: In oncology, quickly growing, tending to spread rapidly. As, for example, an aggressive tumor.
Ageusia: An inability to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances. People who can taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances but have a reduced ability to do so are said to have hypogeusia.
- Aggressive angiomyxoma
Aggressive angiomyxoma: A slow-growing tumor of stromal cells which occurs primarily in the genital and pelvic regions. This tumor is much more common in women. It can range from relatively small tumors to football-size masses in the pelvis. The histologic appearance of the tumor under the microscope is rather distinctive. Treatment consists of surgical excision […]
- Aggressive lymphoma
Aggressive lymphoma: A lymphoma that tends to grow and spread quickly and cause severe symptoms. In contrast to an indolent or low-grade lymphoma which tends to grow quite slowly and cause fewer symptoms. Aggressive lymphoma are also known as intermediate or high-grade lymphomas.
Aging: The process of becoming older, a process that is genetically determined and environmentally modulated. Research into aging: To sum up the state of research into aging is well beyond the confines of this space (and this writer’s talents). However, here is one type of research into the genetics of aging. A gene has been […]