Radiotherapy (radiation therapy) uses deep x-rays to kill cancer cells.
Type: Term Pronunciation: rā′dē-ō-ther′ă-pē Synonyms: radiation oncologyFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=75009
- (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substanceFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=radiotherapy
Treatment of pathological conditions, usually malignant, with ionizing radiation. It has been recommended in low dosage to discourage heterotopic bone formation.
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(Radiotherapy Treatment, Radium Treatment) Cancer treatment using high energy waves similar to X-rays. Used to be called radium treatment because all radiotherapy used to be given using radium.Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm?search=r
Using radiation to treat a patient
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Radiation therapy uses x-rays to treat disease, especially cancer.
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The treatment of cancer using radiation (x-rays, gamma rays etc) to destroy cancer cells.
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The treatment of disease (usually cancer) by x-rays/radiation
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See Radiation therapy.
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Radiotherapy: The treatment of disease with ionizing radiation. Also called radiation therapy. In radiotherapy, high-energy rays are often used to damage cancer cells and stop them from growing and dividing. A specialist in the radiation treatment of cancer is called a radiation oncologist. Like surgery, radiation therapy is a local treatment; it a...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12172
Treatment of disease by means of Röntgen rays or other forms of radioactivity. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/R/4
<oncology> The treatment of disease by ionising radiation. ... Origin: Gr. Therapeia = cure ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
radiation therapy noun
(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substanceFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=radiotherapy
(ra″de-o-ther´ә-pe) radiation therapy.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) Treatment of disease by means of Rontgen rays or other forms of radioactivity.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/radiotherapy/
(radio- + Gr. therapeia cure) the treatment of disease by ionizing radiation.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio74.html
radiotherapy, roentgenotherapy 1. The medical specialty concerned with the use of electromagnetic or particulate radiation in the treatment of disease. 2. The treatment of disease by means of X-rays or other forms of ionizing radiation.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/1864/
treatment of pathological conditions, usually malignant, with ionizing radiation. It has been recommended in low dosage to discourage heterotopic bone formation.Found on http://orthopaedics.org.uk/service/glossary/
Treatment of a lesion with radiation.Found on http://www.aans.org/Media/Glossary-of-Terminology
medical radiology applied to therapyFound on http://www.electropedia.org/iev/iev.nsf/display?openform&ievref=881-01-10
Treatment of disease by radiation from X-ray machines or radioactive sources. Radiation in the correct dosage can be used to kill cancerous cells and prevent their spreading. Generally speaking, the rays of a diagnostic X-ray machine are not penetrating enough to be efficient in treatment, so for this purpose more powerful machines are requ...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0011605.html
Radiotherapy is a method of treating diseases such as cancer through the use of high powered X-rays amongst other specialised rays, because of the resulting radiation this can damage healthy cells and combined with Chemotherapy can result in baldness. Also See: Chemotherapy Related Hair LossFound on http://www.lucindaellery-hairloss.co.uk/glossary.php#glossary_A
(also called Radiation Therapy)
Medical therapy consisting of one or more treatments with ionization radiation. More information about radiotherapy is available through the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.Found on http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/vvc/glossary.html
(also called Radiation Therapy) Medical therapy consisting of one or more treatments with ionization radiation. More information about radiotherapy is available through the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.Found on http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/vvc/glossary.html
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