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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Ripolles et al., "Longitudinal brain changes associated with prophylactic cranial irradiation in lung cancer," Journal of Thoracic Oncology, vol.
The chapter on Radiotherapy for Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer gives a very good review of studies for prophylactic cranial irradiation and thoracic radiotherapy in these patients.
The lack of survival benefit runs contrary to a 5% improvement in survival observed with prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in small cell lung cancer, in which the rate of brain metastasis is higher and PCI use is fairly common.
The new study suggests that very good outcomes can be achieved with fewer longterm effects in pediatric patients with ALL who are treated without prophylactic cranial irradiation.
Second thyroid neoplasms after prophylactic cranial irradiation for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.