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Definition of "mucositis" [mucositis]

  • A complication of some cancer therapies in which the lining of the digestive system becomes inflamed. Often seen as sores in the mouth. (noun)

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Use "mucositis" in a sentence
  • "In March, the drug candidate failed in a midstage study on oral mucositis, which is an inflammation of the digestive tract."
  • "Off-target toxicities commonly associated with other targeted therapies, such as mucositis, fatigue and hand-foot syndrome, were notably low in the tivozanib group, which AVEO believes underscores a favorable tolerability profile and potential for combinability with other therapeutic agents."
  • "This dose presented no gastrointestinal toxicity, no grade IV alopecia, and grade IV adverse effects such as mucositis or hand-and-foot syndrome (HFS) were lower than 5\%."
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