radiation therapy

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radiation therapy

radia′tion ther`apy


n.

radiation therapy

(also called radiotherapy) A method of treating disease, especially cancer, using X-rays or radioactivity to destroy malignant growths.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radiation therapy - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substanceradiation therapy - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
phototherapy - the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
Curietherapy, radium therapy - the use of radium in radiation therapy
X-ray therapy - the therapeutic use of X rays
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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ra·di·a·tion ther·a·py

, radiotherapy
n. terapia de radiación, tratamiento de un tumor o enfermedad por medio de radiaciones de radium o radon. V.: Radiotherapy.
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Radiation exposure to the corporeal bodies during 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy for prostate cancer.