Chemotherapy meaning

kē'mō-thĕr'ə-pē, kĕm'ō-
The treatment of cancer using specific chemical agents or drugs that are selectively destructive to malignant cells and tissues.
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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.
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The prevention or treatment of disease by the administration of drugs; specif., the treatment of cancer by means of a regimen of cytotoxins or other anti-cancer drugs.
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The treatment of cancer using specific chemical agents or drugs that are selectively destructive to malignant cells and tissues.
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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.
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The treatment of disease, especially cancer, using drugs that are destructive to malignant cells and tissues.
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The treatment of disease using chemical agents or drugs that are selectively toxic to the causative agent of the disease, such as a microorganism.
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(medicine) Any chemical treatment intended to be therapeutic with respect to a disease state.
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(oncology, most common usage) Chemical treatment to kill or halt the replication and/or spread of cancerous cells in a patient.
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Origin of chemotherapy

  • chemo- +‎ therapy
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