irradiation

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Synonyms for irradiation

the condition of being exposed to radiation

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(physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex

the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background

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(Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus

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

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With delivery of radiation through plastic catheters placed around the surgical cavity, it's possible to provide as much radiation to the target zone in a 4- or 5-day course of brachytherapy as in a 6-week course of whole-breast external beam irradiation entailing 25-35 trips to the clinic, said Dr.
Through delivery of radiation through hollow plastic catheters placed around the surgical cavity, it's possible to provide as much radiation to the target zone in a 4-or 5-day course of brachytherapy as in a conventional 6-week course of whole-breast external beam irradiation entailing 25-35 trips to the clinic, said Dr.
external beam irradiation series, and appears comparable to disease-free results from several surgical series.
The beads become lodged in the liver near the tumor and emit their deadly dose, destroying malignant cells and causing far less damage to surrounding, healthy tissue than typically occurs when a cancer patient undergoes external beam irradiation.
When properly performed, where the delivered dose is high enough, brachytherapy compares favorably to all other prostate cancer treatments, including robotic prostatectomy, external beam irradiation (IMRT), and cryotherapy," Dr.
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