- Treatment that is given to help a primary (original) treatment keep working. Maintenance therapy is often given to help keep cancer in remission.
Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Treatment or therapy that is designed to maintain patients in a stable condition and to promote either gradual healing or to prevent the relapse of a disorder or condition. Used primarily, but not exclusively, in drug therapy settings.
Definition from: Psychological Index Terms via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.