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  • tumors
  • That study, conducted by the US National Toxicology Program to the tune of $2 million concluded that mice and rats administered high doses of THC over long periods experienced greater protection against malignant tumors than untreated controls. (norml.org)
  • Then in 2000, they reported in the journal Nature Medicine that injections of synthetic THC eradicated malignant gliomas (brain tumors) in one-third of treated rats, and prolonged life in another third by six weeks. (norml.org)
  • Population-based studies from tumor registries in Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, and England report annual incidence rates of tracheal cancer of approximately 0.1 per 100,000 per year, with tracheal cancers accounting for less than one-half of 1 percent of all malignant tumors [ 1-4 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • neuroleptic malignan
  • INTRODUCTION - Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a life threatening neurologic emergency associated with the use of neuroleptic agents and characterized by a distinctive clinical syndrome of mental status change, rigidity, fever, and dysautonomia. (uptodate.com)
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY - Incidence rates for neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) range from 0.02 to 3 percent among patients taking neuroleptic agents [ 2,3 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a life-threatening reaction that occasionally occurs in response to neuroleptic or antipsychotic medication. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome are usually muscle cramps and tremors, fever, symptoms of autonomic nervous system instability such as unstable blood pressure, and sudden changes in mental status (agitation, delirium, or coma). (wikipedia.org)
  • fast-growi
  • Malignant meningioma is a rare, fast-growing tumor that forms in one of the inner layers of the meninges (thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord). (wikipedia.org)
  • Malignant ectomesenchymoma is a rare, fast-growing tumor of the nervous system or soft tissue that occurs in children and young adults. (wikipedia.org)
  • hypertension
  • of hypertension occurs, often called malignant hypertension, that results in damage to small blood vessels throughout the body but particularly affecting the heart, brain, and kidneys. (britannica.com)
  • Malignant hypertension is present when there is a sustained or sudden rise in diastolic blood pressure exceeding 120 mmHg, with accompanying evidence of damage to organs such as the eyes, brain, heart, and kidneys. (britannica.com)
  • is the condition known as malignant hypertension, or accelerated hypertension, which arises when the blood pressure attains extremely high levels, the diastolic figure (the blood pressure between heart contractions) being 140 millimetres of mercury or higher (the normal being around 80). (britannica.com)
  • cancer
  • In 2003, researchers at the University of Milan in Naples, Italy, reported that non-psychoactive compounds in marijuana inhibited the growth of glioma cells in a dose dependent manner and selectively targeted and killed malignant cancer cells. (norml.org)
  • The occupational risk of cancer occurring in humans from exposure to malignant cells is not well recognized, owing to the few cases reported in the medical literature. (cdc.gov)
  • Malignant transformation is the process by which cells acquire the properties of cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Malignant pleural effusion is a condition in which cancer causes an abnormal amount of fluid to collect between the thin layers of tissue (pleura) lining the outside of the lung and the wall of the chest cavity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lung cancer and breast cancer account for about 50-65% of malignant pleural effusions. (wikipedia.org)
  • diagnosis
  • By providing a compact, scientifically based, and up-to-date overview of the management of malignant mesothelioma, this volume will be invaluable for all clinicians and pathologists who are engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease or in related research. (springer.com)
  • The histologic diagnosis of malignant rhabdoid tumour depends on identification of characteristic rhabdoid cells-large cells with eccentrically located nuclei and abundant, eosinophilic cytoplasm. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinical factors predicting the diagnosis of malignant pleural effusions are symptoms lasting more than 1 month and the absence of fever. (wikipedia.org)
  • Identification of pleural fluid biomarkers to distinguish malignant pleural effusions from other causes of exudative effusions would help diagnosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pleural fluid mesothelin has a sensitivity of 71%, greater than that of cytology, and a specificity of 89% for the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. (wikipedia.org)
  • incidence
  • Owing to the late banning of asbestos use in industrial nations and the continuing mining and consumption of asbestos in many countries, the incidence of malignant mesothelioma is still rising worldwide. (springer.com)
  • benign
  • This may occur as a primary process in normal tissue, or secondarily as malignant degeneration of a previously existing benign tumor. (wikipedia.org)
  • Biomarkers that have been shown to be raised in malignant pleural effusions compared to benign disease include vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), endostatin, matrix metalloproteinases and tumour markers such as carcinoembryonic antigen. (wikipedia.org)
  • carcinoma
  • A malignant acrospiroma (also known as hidradenocarcinoma, and "Spiradenocarcinoma") is a sweat gland carcinoma of the hand, which may recur locally in 50% of patients after excision, with distant metastases occurring in 60% of patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound demonstration of giant malignant breast cyst undetected by xeromammography. (springer.com)
  • Ultrasound has a sensitivity of 73% and specificity of 100% at distinguishing malignant pleural effusions from other causes of pleural effusion, based on the presence of visible pleural metastases, pleural thickening greater than 1 cm, pleural nodularity, diaphragmatic thickening measuring greater than 7mm and an echogenic swirling pattern visible in the pleural fluid. (wikipedia.org)
  • Surgery
  • In its classic form, malignant glaucoma is rare but one of the most serious complications of glaucoma filtration surgery in patients with narrow-angle or angle-closure glaucoma . (medscape.com)
  • [ 6 ] Malignant glaucoma has also been described spontaneously in an eye with no antecedent of surgery or miotics. (medscape.com)
  • Malignant glaucoma has been reported to occur in 0.6-4% of eyes following filtration surgery for angle-closure glaucoma. (medscape.com)
  • genetic
  • Other breeds with a possible genetic tendency toward malignant histiocytosis include Rottweilers , Flat-Coated Retrievers , and Golden Retrievers . (wikipedia.org)
  • As some researchers have described the malignant state: genetic damage is the match that lights the fire, and inflammation is the fuel that feeds it. (scientificamerican.com)
  • symptoms
  • In most people with malignant hyperthermia susceptibility, they have few or no symptoms unless they are exposed to a triggering agent. (wikipedia.org)
  • exposure
  • There is mounting evidence that some individuals with malignant hyperthermia susceptibility may develop MH with exercise and/or on exposure to hot environments. (wikipedia.org)
  • occurs
  • Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a type of severe reaction that occurs to particular medications used during general anesthesia, among those who are susceptible. (wikipedia.org)
  • rare
  • Malignant histiocytosis (also known as "Histiocytic medullary reticulosis") is a rare hereditary disease found in the Bernese Mountain Dog and humans, characterized by histiocytic infiltration of the lungs and lymph nodes. (wikipedia.org)
  • cells
  • When investigators compared the efficacy of natural cannabinoids to that of a synthetic agonist, THC proved far more beneficial - selectively decreasing the proliferation of malignant cells and inducing apoptosis more rapidly than its synthetic alternative while simultaneously leaving healthy cells unscathed. (norml.org)
  • Malignant cells. (cdc.gov)
  • Based on these reports, the most likely route of occupational transmission involves needlestick or sharp object injuries whereby malignant cells are cutaneously injected or possibly implanted into an open wound. (cdc.gov)
  • In a large proportion (50-70%) of cases, the propensity for malignant hyperthermia is due to a mutation of the ryanodine receptor (type 1), located on the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), the organelle within skeletal muscle cells that stores calcium. (wikipedia.org)
  • term
  • The term malignant glaucoma refers to a sustained ongoing process that is difficult to treat and characteristically progresses to blindness. (medscape.com)
  • often
  • Malignant meningioma often spreads to other areas of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Often grandiose, and always ready to raise hostility levels, the malignant narcissist undermines families and organizations in which they are involved, and dehumanizes the people with whom they associate. (wikipedia.org)
  • normal
  • A blockage of the normal aqueous flow at the level of the ciliary body, lens, and anterior vitreous face is believed to cause malignant glaucoma. (medscape.com)
  • state
  • The typical signs of malignant hyperthermia are due to a hypercatabolic state, which presents as a very high temperature, an increased heart rate and abnormally rapid breathing, increased carbon dioxide production, increased oxygen consumption, mixed acidosis, rigid muscles, and rhabdomyolysis. (wikipedia.org)