Diagnosis and Treatment Glossary

Here are some of the common terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.  

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Electrolytes

A solution that produces ions (an ion is an atom or group of atoms that conduct electricty.  In medical usage electrolyte usually means the ion itself; thus the term serum electrolyte level means the concentration of separate ions (sodium, potassium, choride, bicarbonate, etc) in the circulating blood.