neuroblastoma


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neu·ro·blas·to·ma

 (no͝or′ō-blă-stō′mə, nyo͝or′-)
n. pl. neu·ro·blas·to·mas or neu·ro·blas·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A malignant tumor composed of neuroblasts, originating in the autonomic nervous system or the adrenal medulla and occurring chiefly in infants and young children.

neuroblastoma

(ˌnjʊərəʊblæsˈtəʊmə)
n, pl -mata (-matə) or -mas
(Pathology) pathol a malignant tumour that derives from neuroblasts, occurring mainly in the adrenal gland

neu•ro•blas•to•ma

(ˌnʊər oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə, ˌnyʊər-)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a malignant tumor of immature nerve cells, most often affecting the young.
[1905–10]

neuroblastoma

a highly malignant tumor that may develop from the neural plate in an embryo and spread to the bones, liver, and other organs.
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neuroblastoma - malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly
malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
Translations
neuroblastooma
neuroblastoma

neuroblastoma

n neuroblastoma m
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Another 10 per cent of children with neuroblastoma will have the intermediate risk disease, and doctors are still working out how best to treat this type.
Neuroblastoma is often associated with a high mortality rate due to a failure to correctly diagnose and treat the disease before it has progressed to its highly aggressive, metastatic form.
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Additionally, the report provides an overview of key players involved in therapeutic development for Neuroblastoma and features dormant and discontinued projects.
Methods: Using neuro2a (N2a) neuroblastoma cells (NB); we investigated effect of berberine on neuronal differentiation, cancer-sternness, EMT and underlying signalling by immunofluorescence, RT-PCR, Western blot.