radiotherapy


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ra·di·o·ther·a·py

 (rā′dē-ō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. ra·di·o·ther·a·pies
Treatment of disease with radiation, especially by selective irradiation with x-rays or other ionizing radiation and by ingestion of radioisotopes. Also called radiation therapy.

ra′di·o·ther′a·pist n.

radiotherapy

(ˌreɪdɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
n
(Medicine) the treatment of disease, esp cancer, by means of alpha or beta particles emitted from an implanted or ingested radioisotope, or by means of a beam of high-energy radiation. Compare chemotherapy
radiotherapeutic adj
ˌradioˌtheraˈpeutically adv
ˌradioˈtherapist n

ra•di•o•ther•a•py

(ˌreɪ di oʊˈθɛr ə pi)

n.
the treatment of disease by means of x-rays or radioactive substances. Also called radiation therapy.
[1900–05]
ra`di•o•ther′a•pist, n.

radiotherapy

a method of treating diseases with x rays or the radiation from other radioactive substances. Also called actinotherapy. — radiotherapist, n.radiotherapeutic, adj.
See also: Radiation
the treatment of diseases, especially malignant cancer, with radium or other radioactive substances. Also called radium therapy.
See also: Medical Specialties, Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radiotherapy - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substanceradiotherapy - (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
Translations
العِلاج بالإشْعاع
radioterapie
radioterapi
geislameîferî
radioterapija
rádioliečba
ışın/şua tedavisiradyoterapi

radiotherapy

[ˌreɪdɪəʊˈθerəpɪ] Nradioterapia f

radiotherapy

[ˌreɪdiəʊˈθɛrəpi]
modif [treatment] → par radiothérapie; [unit] → de radiothérapieradio wave nonde f radio inv

radiotherapy

[ˌreɪdɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ] nradioterapia

radiotherapy

(reidiəuˈθerəpi) noun
the treatment of disease by X-rays and other forms of radiation.

ra·di·o·ther·a·py

n. radioterapia, tratamiento de una enfermedad por medio de rayos-x o por otras sustancias radioactivas.
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