Cardiovascular events: refer to conditions affecting the cardiovascular system, which comprises the heart, the blood vessels, and the cells and plasma that make up the blood.
Circadian: a circadian rhythm is a roughly 24-hour cycle in the physiological processes of living beings.
Compliance: a patient's adherence to a recommended course of treatment.
Diastolic blood pressure (DBP): the lowest pressure within the arterial blood stream occurring during each heart beat.
Double-blind: a set-up often applied in clinical trials where neither the doctor nor the patient knows if placebo or the active drug substance is applied.
Half-life: time required in which half the amount of a biological substance (e.g. antibodies) is removed from the organism.
mmHg: blood pressure values are universally stated in millimetres of mercury (mmHg).
Myocardial infarction: commonly known as a heart attack; is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted.
Peptide: a fragment of a protein comprised of two or more amino acids.
Phase IIa: clinical trial that examines a new drug candidate's safety and exploratory efficacy and may involve between 10 and 100 patients.
Placebo: dummy medical treatment.
Renin-angiotensin system (RAS): hormone system that regulates long-term blood pressure and blood volume in the body.
Receptor: a protein molecule that binds and responds to a certain interaction partner such as hormones, immune mediators or other substances.
Small molecule drugs: low molecular weight chemical compounds. Many pharmaceutical drugs are small molecules.
Stroke: a sudden interruption in the blood supply of the brain.
Systolic blood pressure (SBP): the highest pressure within the arterial blood stream occurring during each heart beat.
Therapeutic vaccine: a preparation
|SOURCE Cytos Biotechnology AG|
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved