Diagnosis & Treatment Glossary
Here are some of the common terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.
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One of the cells of the glia, responsible for producing the myelin sheaths of the neurons of the central nervous system and therefore equivalent to the Schwann cells of the peripheral nerves.
A tumour of the central nervous system derived from a type of glia (the supporting tissue) rather than from the nerve cells themselves.
A doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.
A large multinucleate cell that resorbs calcified bone.
A rare tumour of bone, caused by proliferation of osteoclast cells.
A malignant bone tumour.
Oxford Concise English-Chinese Medical Dictionary (Second Edition 2000), Oxford University Press
Churchill’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary (Fourth Edition 2004), Longman
Online Merriam Webster dictionary at www.merriam-webster.com
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