Module II terms

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Module II terms
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  1. ALOPECIA
    Hair Loss
  2. STOMATITIS
    Inflammation of the oral tissues
  3. XEROSTOMIA
    Dryness of the mouth
  4. THROMBOCYTOPENIA
    A decrease in platelets
  5. ANAPLASIA
    Cells that lack normal cellular characteristics and differ in shape and organization with respect to their cells of origin; usually anaplastic cells are malignant
  6. APOPTOSIS
    Programmed cell death
  7. BENIGN
    Not cancerous, benign tumors may grow but are unable to spread to other areas
  8. BRM
    • Biologic response modifier therapy
    • use of agents or treatment methods that can alter the immunologic relationship between the tumor and the host to provide a therapeutic benefit
  9. BRACHYTHERAPY
    Delivery of radiation therapy through internal implants
  10. CANCER
    A disease process whereby through internal implants growth-regulating signals in the environment surrounding the cells
  11. CYTOKINES
    Substances produced by cells of the immune system to enhance production and functioning of components of the immune system
  12. DYSPLASIA
    bizarre cell growth resulting in cells that differ in size, shape, or arrangement from other cells of the same type of tissue
  13. EXTRAVASATION
    Leakage of medication from the veins into the subcutaneous tissues
  14. HYPERPLASIA
    Increase in the number of cells of a tissue; most often associated with periods of rapid body growth
  15. METAPLASIA
    conversion of one type of mature cell into another type of cell
  16. MYELOSUPPRESSION
    Suppression of the blood cell-producing function of the bone marrow
  17. NADIR
    Lowest point of WBC depression after therapy that has toxic effects on the bone marrow
  18. NEOPLASIA
    Uncontrolled cell growth that follows no physiologic demand
  19. GRADING
    Identification of the type of tissue from which the tumor originated and the degree to which the tumor cells retain the funcitonal and structural charactertistics of the tissue of origin
  20. VESICANT
    Dry oral cavity resulting from decreased function of salivary glands
  21. CARCINOGENESIS
    Process of transforming normal cells into malignant cells

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