chemotherapy(redirected from Chemotherapy, cancer, regional perfusion)
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1. The treatment of cancer using specific chemical agents or drugs that are selectively destructive to malignant cells and tissues.
2. The treatment of disease using chemical agents or drugs that are selectively toxic to the causative agent of the disease, such as a virus, bacterium, or other microorganism.
che′mo·ther′a·peu′tic (-pyo͞o′tĭk) adj.
(Medicine) treatment of disease, esp cancer, by means of chemical agents. Compare radiotherapy
che•mo•ther•a•py(ˌki moʊˈθɛr ə pi, ˌkɛm oʊ-)
the treatment of disease by means of chemicals that have a specific toxic effect upon the disease-producing microorganisms or that selectively destroy cancerous tissue.
che`mo•ther`a•peu′tic (-ˈpyu tɪk) adj.
The treatment of disease, especially cancer, with chemicals that have a specific poisonous effect on the cancerous or disease-causing cells.
Med. the treatment of disease by the use of chemicals that have a toxic effect on the microorganisms causing the disease or that selectively destroy tumor tissues. — chemotherapist, n. — chemotherapeutic, adj.See also: Remedies
a procedure that uses radioisotopes of various elements, as iodine, phosphorus, and gold, to treat cancers of the thyroid gland, lungs, and other organs.See also: Cancer
Treatment of disease, especially cancer, and infection using drugs or chemical agents.
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|Noun||1.||chemotherapy - the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)|
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"
chrysotherapy - the use of chemicals containing gold for treating diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis)
chemotherapy[ˈkiːməʊˈθerəpɪ] N → quimioterapia f
chemotherapy[ˌkiːməʊˈθɛrəpi] n → chimiothérapie f
n → Chemotherapie f
chemotherapy[ˌkiːməʊˈθɛrəpɪ] n (Med) → chemioterapia
n. quimioterapia, tratamiento de una enfermedad por medio de agentes químicos.