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Adenosine stress test

Use of adenosine, a direct coronary arterial vasodilator that causes a 3.5 to 4 fold increase in myocardial blood flow....
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Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors

Induce acetylation of the NH2 terminal tail of core histones allowing recruitment of transcription factor complexes and leads to derepression...
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Cardiac cachexia

Weight loss that is not intentional and not related to edema weight loss and amounts to a 7.5% loss of...
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Ventral tegmental area

2537 The ventral tegmental area (VTA)  refers to a group of neurons located close to the midline on the floor...
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Antihemophiliac Factor Recombinant , Fc Fusion Protein

Trade name Eloctate. A recombinant DNA derived, anti-hemophiliac factor indicated in adults and children with hemophilia A for: Control and...
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Lynch syndrome

See ((Hereditary nonpolyposis colon carcinoma (HNPCC) (Lynch Syndrome) ))
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Bexarotene

Oral retinoid that selectively interacts with retinoid X receptors. In early cutaneous T-cell disease stages IA-IIA response rate of greater...
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Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt

A difference in the pressure of the intracranial space and the peritoneal cavity is necessary for such a shunt to...
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Lusutrombopag

Approved for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo medical or dental...
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Osteonecrosis of the jaw

Defined as a non-healing exposed necrotic bone of the jaw. Risk factors include radiation therapy to the head and neck,...
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