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Chemotherapy

Synonym(s)

  • drug treatment (drug therapy)
  • medication therapy
  • pharmacotherapeutics
  • pharmacotherapy

Definition(s)

Treatment with anticancer drugs.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

The use of chemical agents in the treatment or control of disease or mental disorder.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: June 29, 2015