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Asked by: dianer522-ga
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12 Sep 2005 11:34 PDT
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Question ID: 567216
I'm looking for the correct word and spelling of a word that sounds like "voc" used in the following sentence: If the patient is going to be in surgery for a lumpectomy, the surgeon can request an emergency needle "voc" from us.
Re: Medical terminology
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 12 Sep 2005 12:23 PDT
Dear dianer522-ga; Thank you for allowing me to answer your interesting question. The term ?VOC? is an acronym for ?volatile organic compounds?. A needle aspiration can sometimes identify a cancer (or the presence of it) in some tissues by first detecting the presence of volatile organic compounds using sensitive analytical equipment. In addition there are believed to be certain volatile markers in the breath of some patients that can also be analyzed for the presence of volatile organic compounds and thus, potentially, cancer. ?Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs are organic chemicals that easily vaporize at room temperature. They are called organic because they contain the element carbon in their molecular structures. VOCs have no colour, smell, or taste. VOCs include a very wide range of individual substances, such as hydrocarbons (for example benzene and toluene), halocarbons and oxygenates.? VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS http://www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/eae/Air_Quality/Older/VOCs.html I hope you find that my answer exceeds your expectations. If you have any questions about my research please post a clarification request prior to rating the answer. Otherwise I welcome your rating and your final comments and I look forward to working with you again in the near future. Thank you for bringing your question to us. Best regards; Tutuzdad-ga ? Google Answers Researcher INFORMATION SOURCES VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCs) http://www.weatherbos.com/Environment/VOCarticle.htm RESPIRATORY RESEARCH ?Exhaled volatile organic compounds in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: cross sectional and nested short-term follow-up study? http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1185565 SEARCH STRATEGY SEARCH ENGINE USED: Google ://www.google.com SEARCH TERMS USED: VOC Lumpectomy Cancer Volatile organic compounds
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Re: Medical terminology
From: pinkfreud-ga on 12 Sep 2005 11:52 PDT
Is there any chance that the word could be "biop"? I've heard this used as an abbreviation for "biopsy."
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