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  Oncogene



Oncogene

   Fragments of genetic material (DNA) that carry the potential to cause cancer (transform normal cells into malignant cells).

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Genetic
Hereditary. Having to do with the genes.

Cancer
Any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream.

Malignant
Cancerous; life-threatening.



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Oncogenes
Genes that promote normal cell division.

Oncogenesis
The causation or production of tumors.

Oncologist
A doctor who specializes in treating cancer patients.

Oncology
The study and treatment of cancers.

Oncovin
Oncovin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): vincristine sulfate.



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Oximeter
A device for determining the oxygen saturation level of the blood.

Oxygen
A chemical element essential for sustaining life.

Ommaya reservoir
A device with a fluid reservoir implanted under the scalp with a catheter to a ventricle. It allows for medication to be given directly to the CSF and into the brain.

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Oncogenesis
The causation or production of tumors.

Occupational therapist
An individual trained to help people manage the daily activities of living, such as dressing, grooming or cooking, and regaining vocational skills.

Objective measurement
A measurement that cannot be influenced by investigator bias; for example, blood glucose levels or ECG tracings.

Open study
A trial in which subjects and investigators know which product each subject is receiving; opposite of doubleblind study.

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