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cerebrospinal fluid

Clear, watery fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

margin

When a malignant tumour is surgically removed some surrounding tissue will be removed with it. If this surrounding tissue does not contain any cancer cells it is said to be a clear margin….

tracheostomy

An operation in which a hole is made at the base of the neck into the trachea (windpipe), in order to create a clear airway….

mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors

Drugs that block enzymes in the body, which are connected with cell growth and survival….

non-epithelial ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer that does not start in the lining of the ovary. Types include germ cell ovarian cancer and sex-cord stromal cancer….

apoptosis

A type of programmed (normal) cell death. This is the body’s normal way of getting rid of damaged, unneeded or unwanted cells.

polycythaemia

A condition in which red blood cell levels are higher than normal….

neutrophil

A type of white blood cell that defends the body against bacteria….

neuron

A cell that transmits electrical impulses that carry information from one part of the body to the other. The three types of neurons are sensory neurons, motor neurons and interneurons….