Chapter 10: Nervous System; Therapeutic Terms

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Chapter 10: Nervous System; Therapeutic Terms
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  1. chemotherapy
    treatment of malignancies, infections, and other diseases with chemical agents that destroy selected cells or impair their ability to reproduce
  2. radiation therapy
    treatment of neoplastic disease using ionizing radiation to impede proliferation of malignant cells
  3. 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
  4. stereotactic (stereotaxic) frame
    mechanical device used to localize a point in space targeting a precise site
  5. thrombolytic therapy
    dissolution of thrombi using drugs used to treat acute ischemic stroke

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