Chapter 10: Nervous System; Therapeutic Terms
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treatment of malignancies, infections, and other diseases with chemical agents that destroy selected cells or impair their ability to reproduce
treatment of neoplastic disease using ionizing radiation to impede proliferation of malignant cells
stereotactic (stereotaxic) radiosurgery
radiation treatment to inactivate malignant lesions involving the focus of multiple, precise external radiation beams on a target with the aid of a stereotactic frame and imaging such as CT, MRI, or angiography; used to treat inoperable brain tumors and other lesions
stereotactic (stereotaxic) frame
mechanical device used to localize a point in space targeting a precise site
dissolution of thrombi using drugs used to treat acute ischemic stroke
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