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  Oncology



Oncology

    The study and treatment of cancers.



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

Oncogenes
Genes that promote normal cell division.

Oncogenesis
The causation or production of tumors.

Oncologist
A doctor who specializes in treating cancer patients.

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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OI
Osteogenesis Imperfecta. A genetic disorder that is also characterized by easily fractured bones.

Oxytocin
A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which plays a role in childbirth.

Occupational Medicine
Occupational Therapists work with the disabled, the elderly, newborns, school-aged children, and with anyone who has a permanent or temporary impairment in their physical or mental functioning. The aim of occupational therapy is to help the client to perform daily tasks in their living and working environments, and to assist them to develop the skills to live independent, satisfying, and productive lives.

Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy (OT) is the therapeutic use of self-care, work and play activities to increase independent function, enhance development and prevent disability; OT may include the adaptation of a task or the environment to achieve maximum independence and to enhance

Open comedo
A blackhead - a noninflammatory comedo with a dark top and firmly packed contents.

Oncology

Oncologist
A doctor who specializes in treating cancer patients.

On-off effect
A change in the patient's condition, with sometimes rapid fluctuations between uncontrolled movements and normal movement, usually occurring after long-term use of levodopa and probably caused by changes in the ability to respond to this drug.

On-off phenomena
A change in the patient's condition, with sometimes rapid fluctuations between uncontrolled movements and normal movement, usually occurring after long-term use of levodopa and probably caused by changes in the ability to respond to this drug.

Orthostatic hypotension
A large decrease in blood pressure upon standing; may result in fainting.

Occlusion
Closure. Relationship of the upper and lower teeth upon closure.

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