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2009-06-08 21:45:58

Cremophor-containing paclitaxel, a drug used in treating cancer, has been associated with allergic reactions, some fatal, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine identified 287 unique cases of hypersensitivity reactions submitted to the FDA's Adverse Event Report System from 1997-2007, with 109 deaths in patients who received Cremophor-based paclitaxel, a solvent-administered taxane chemotherapy. Adverse event reports generally only represent...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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