Definitions for radiotherapyˌreɪ di oʊˈθɛr ə pi

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  1. radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation, actinotherapy, irradiation(noun)

    (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

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  1. Radiotherapy(n.)

    Treatment of disease by means of x-rays or radioactivity. Radiotherapy of cancer is based on the fact that cancer cells are more sensitive to radiation than most other cells in the body.

  2. Origin: [Radio- + therapy.]

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  1. radiotherapy(Noun)

    The therapeutic use of ionizing radiation, almost exclusively used for the treatment of malignant disease.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Radiotherapy

    The use of IONIZING RADIATION to treat malignant NEOPLASMS and some benign conditions.


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