An herb native to islands in the South Pacific. Substances
taken from the root have been used in some cultures to
relieve stress, anxiety, tension, sleeplessness and problems
of menopause. Yangona may increase the effect of alcohol and
of certain drugs used to treat anxiety and depression. The
U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises users that yangona
may cause severe liver damage. The scientific name is Piper
methysticum. Also called kava kava, intoxicating pepper,
rauschpfeffer and tonga.
yin and yang
Chinese philosophy, yin and yang are opposite forces that
form a whole. Everything contains both yin and yang in a
balance that is always changing, such as hot and cold, day
and night, and health and disease. In traditional Chinese
medicine, disease is diagnosed and treated based on the
balance of yin and yang.
substance that is being studied as a treatment for advanced
prostate cancer and for pain caused by prostate cancer that
has spread to the bone. It belongs to the family of drugs
called endothelin ETA receptor antagonists.
Pausinystalia yohimbe. A tree native to West Africa. The
bark is used as a supplement for bodybuilding and to enhance
male sexual performance. It contains the chemical yohimbine,
which is being studied in the treatment of sexual
dysfunction. Yohimbe may interact with certain drugs used to
treat depression, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar.
Also called johimbe.
A rare elemental metal. A radioactive form of yttrium is
used in radiation therapy and some types of immunotherapy.
yttrium Y 90 DOTA monoclonal antibody HuPAM4
A monoclonal antibody linked to a radioactive substance. It
is being studied in the treatment of advanced pancreatic
cancer. The monoclonal antibody called HuPAM4 is made in the
laboratory and can locate and bind to pancreatic cancer
cells. It is linked to a radioactive form of yttrium that
can kill cancer cells without harming normal cells. Yttrium
Y 90 DOTA monoclonal antibody HuPAM4 is a type of
yttrium Y 90 DOTA-biotin
compound that contains the radioisotope yttrium Y 90 linked
to the chemical biotin. Biotin is a molecule that binds
strongly to the chemical streptavidin. Yttrium Y 90 DOTA-biotin
will find tumor cells in the body that have been targeted by
an antibody linked to streptavidin and kill them. It is
being studied together with CC49-streptavidin in the
treatment of cancer.
yttrium Y 90 SMT 487
substance that is being studied as a treatment for cancer.
Also called yttrium Y 90-DOTA-tyr3-octreotide.
yttrium Y 90-DOTA-tyr3-octreotide
substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer.
Also called yttrium Y 90 SMT 487.
yttrium Y90 ibritumomab tiuxetan
anticancer drug that is a combination of a monoclonal
antibody and a radioisotope (yttrium-90). Monoclonal
antibodies are made in the laboratory and can locate and
bind to cancer cells. Also called IDEC-Y2B8.