midostaurin

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: midostaurin Trade Name: Rydapt® For which conditions is this drug approved? Rydapt is approved for patients newly diagnosed with a certain type of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in combination with certain chemotherapy...

Mucositis

Mucositis means inflammation of mucous membranes that line the digestive tract. It may occur as a side effect of chemotherapy or radiation, which can break down the rapidly dividing cells in these membranes. This can lead to ulcers and infection. Mucositis can occur...

Minimally mismatched donor

In an optimal HLA match, the patient and donor share all eight or 10 HLA (human leukocyte antigen) markers (genes or proteins) tested. This is ideal for bone marrow or stem cell transplantation because it minimizes risks of rejection or graft-versus-host disease. New...

Manual muscle test

The muscle strength of various muscle groups is determined by manual resistance applied at specific anatomic regions, e.g. the dorsal surface of the knee to test hip flexors, and is graded 0–5, from total weakness to normal, assuming pain and/or skeletal contractures...