Items Tagged ‘U’

January 14th, 2016

Uridine Triacetate

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Uridine Triacetate Trade Name: Vistogard® For which conditions is this drug approved? Vistogard is approved for the emergency treatment of adults and children who have received an overdose of one of the following chemotherapy medicines: fluorouracil or Xeloda® (capecitabine). Vistogard can be used in patients with or without symptoms of […]

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July 16th, 2015

Unituxin

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  Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Dinutuximab Trade Name: Unituxin™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Unituxin is approved for the treatment of children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that starts in certain very early forms of nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus. What is the mechanism of action? Unituxin […]

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February 27th, 2013

Uroxatral®

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Class: Other Generic Name: alfuzosin Trade Names: Uroxatral® How is this drug used? Uroxatral is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which include painful or difficult urination, urination urgency, or frequency. Uroxatral is a type of drug known as an alpha-blocker. What is the mechanism of action? In the treatment of […]

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February 27th, 2013

Uroxatral®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Alfuzosin Trade Names: Uroxatral® How is this drug used? Uroxatral is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Uroxatral is a type of drug known as an alpha-blocker. What is the mechanism of action? In the treatment of BPH, Uroxatral relaxes a type of muscle in […]

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October 18th, 2010

Uvadex®

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Class: Photoactive agent Generic Name: Methoxsalen (meth-eh-SAL-en) Trade Name: Uvadex® How is this drug used? Methoxsalen is FDA approved to be used with the UVAR Photopheresis System in the treatment of the skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that does not respond to other standard therapies. It is important for patients to remember that […]

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October 18th, 2010

Uvadex®

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Class: Photoactive agent Generic Name: Methoxsalen (meth-eh-SAL-en) Trade Name: Uvadex® How is this drug used? Methoxsalen is FDA approved to be used with the UVAR Photopheresis System in the treatment of the skin manifestations of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) that does not respond to other standard therapies. It is important for patients to remember that […]

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December 5th, 2001

Uric Acid

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A waste product that is found in urine and blood.

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December 5th, 2001

Urethral mucosa

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Moist lining of the urethra.

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December 5th, 2001

Ureteral stones

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A kidney stone that has moved down into the ureter.

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December 5th, 2001

Urostomy

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An operation to create an opening from inside the body to the outside, making a new way for urine to pass.

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December 5th, 2001

Uric acid stone

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 A kidney stone that may result from animal protein in the diet. When the body breaks down this protein, uric acid levels rise and can form stones.

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December 5th, 2001

Umbilical Cord Blood

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Blood from the placenta (afterbirth) that contains cells that can grow healthy new bone marrow.

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December 5th, 2001

Ultrasonic probe

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 Thin, tube-like instrument that generates high frequency sound waves that scan surfaces of tissues/organs to detect abnormalities.

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December 5th, 2001

Undifferentiated

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Cells or tissues that do not have specialized ("mature") structures or functions.

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December 5th, 2001

Umbilicus

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Navel or belly button.

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