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  WAGR SYNDROME   A rare, genetic disorder that is present at birth and has two or more of the following symptoms: Wilms tumor (a type of kidney cancer); little or no iris (the colored part of the eye); defects in the sexual organs and urinary tract (the organs that make urine and pass it from the body); and below average mental ability. This syndrome occurs when part of chromosome 11 is missing. Also called Wilms tumor-aniridia-genitourinary anomalies-mental retardation syndrome.
  WALDENSTROM'S MACROGLOBULINEMIA   An indolent (slowly progressing) type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma marked by abnormal levels of IgM antibodies in the blood and an enlarged liver, spleen, or lymph nodes. Also called lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma.
  WALDENSTRÖM MACROGLOBULINEMIA   An indolent (slow-growing) type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma marked by abnormal levels of IgM antibodies in the blood and an enlarged liver, spleen, or lymph nodes. Also called lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma.
  WARFARIN   A drug that prevents blood from clotting. It belongs to the family of drugs called anticoagulants (blood thinners).
  WARM ISCHEMIA   In surgery, keeping a tissue, organ, or body part at body temperature after its blood suppy has been reduced or cut off.
  WARM ISCHEMIA TIME   In surgery, the time a tissue, organ, or body part remains at body temperature after its blood supply has been reduced or cut off but before it is cooled or reconnected to a blood supply.
  WART   A raised growth on the surface of the skin or other organ.
  WATCHFUL WAITING   Closely watching a patient¿s condition but not giving treatment unless symptoms appear or change. Watchful waiting is used in conditions that progress slowly, are hard to diagnose, or may get better without treatment. It is also used when the risks of treatment are greater than the possible benefits. During watchful waiting, patients may be given certain tests and exams. Watchful waiting is sometimes used in prostate cancer. It is a type of expectant management.
  WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMIN   A vitamin that can dissolve in water. Water-soluble vitamins are carried to the body''s tissues but are not stored in the body. They are found in plant and animal foods or dietary supplements and must be taken in daily. Vitamin C and members of the vitamin B complex are water-soluble.
  WATERCRESS   Nasturtium officinale. Parts of the flowering plant have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. It may have anticancer effects. Also called Indian cress.

 
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