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Alopecia

hair loss

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Cell cyte

series of intracellular events occuring from one cell division to the next

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Chemotherapy

in oncology, the treatment of cancer with an antineoplastic drug or with a combination of such drugs typically given in cycles

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Mucositis

inflammation of mucous membranes

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Mutation

structural change in the genetic material of a cell

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Myelosuppression

bone marrow depression

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Neutropenia

low neutrophil count

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Oncogenes

genes that have the potential to cause a normal cell to become cancerous

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Palliation

alleviation of pain and symptoms without expecting to eliminate the cause

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Proto-oncogenes

genes that have the potential to change into active oncogenes

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Remission

period when symptoms of a disease have subsided ("remitted")

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Thrombocytopenia

low platelet count

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Tumor lysis syndrome

life-threatening condition that occurs when large numbers of cancer cells are killed or damaged simultaneously and release there intracellular contents into the bloodstream

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tumor suppressor genes

genes that inhibit unrestrained cell growth; when inactivated, mutant abnormal cells may be allowed to proliferate; also called antioncogenes