Last Updated on Apr 19, 2016

Glossary

Metabolism: The total of all chemical changes that take place in a cell or an organism. These changes produce energy and basic materials needed for important life processes.

Tissues: A group or layer of cells that are alike in type and work together to perform a specific function.

Intravenous: Into a vein.

Mucosa: Mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior.

Cancer: A term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control. Cancer cells can invade nearby tissues and can spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body.

Chemotherapy: Treatment with anticancer drugs.

Immunotherapy: The artificial stimulation of the body's immune system to treat or fight disease.

Leukemia: Cancer of blood-forming tissue.

Cardiovascular diseases: Diseases of the heart and/or blood vessels.

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