Definition of Radiotherapy

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

Exact synonyms: Actinotherapy, Irradiation, Radiation, Radiation Therapy
Generic synonyms: Therapy
Specialized synonyms: Phototherapy, Curietherapy, Radium Therapy, X-ray Therapy
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Derivative terms: Radiotherapist



Definition of Radiotherapy

1. n. Treatment of disease by means of Röntgen rays or other forms of radioactivity.

Definition of Radiotherapy

1. Noun. The therapeutic use of ionizing radiation, almost exclusively used for the treatment of malignant disease. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Radiotherapy

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Medical Definition of Radiotherapy

1. The treatment of disease by ionising radiation. Origin: Gr. Therapeia = cure This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Radiotherapy

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"There are some cases in which radiotherapy has no effect in lessening the hemorrhages, which is an indication for the cessation of treatment. ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"К is Important to encourage patients to cease smoking totally, prior to radiotherapy, to minimize the duration of mucositis associated with radiotherapy. ..."

3. Beneficial Uses and Production of Isotopes: 2000 Update by Nea, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2000)
"2.1.3 radiotherapy with radiopharmaceuticals Nuclear medicine uses radiotherapy with Pharmaceuticals mainly for the treatment of hyperthyroidism, ..."

4. Computing Radiation Dosimetry: CRD 2002, Workshop Proceedings, Sacavém by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Instituto Tecnologico e Nuclear (2004)
"Monte Carlo can now compute doses in radiotherapy patients with uncertainties of =1% (1 SD) in mm-sized voxels in a few minutes for an electron beam and in ..."

5. X Rays by George William Clarkson Kaye (1918)
"Present-day Radiology and radiotherapy. The great improvements of recent years in X-ray technique have given the diagnostic methods of physicians and ..."

6. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"radiotherapy, by means of the Rontgen and radili/» rav.s. is employed in the ... For corneal ulcers Hertel has recommended radiotherapy, with a light rich ..."

7. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1913)
"Of the later electric methods which seem to have a tangible value are electric desiccation, fulguration, and thermo-radiotherapy. DESICCATION. ..."

8. Costs And Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Screening In Elderly Menby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Many urologists worry that evidence of residual cancer in many men following radiotherapy augurs poorly for the prognosis of men treated this way (51,75, ..."

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