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Complementary Terms

Ch 2 Complementary Terms - Exploring Medical Terminology

apoptosis programmed cell death
benign not malignant
biological therapy treatment of cancer with biological response modifiers that work with the immune system
carcinoma in situ cancer in the early stage before invading surrounding tissue
chemotherapy treatment of cancer with drugs
encapsulated enclosed within a capsule, as with benign or malignant tumors that have not spread beyond the capsule of the organ in which it originated
exacerbation increase in the severity of a disease or its symptons
hospice provides palliative or supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families
idiopathic pertaining to disease of unknown origin
inflammation localized protective response to injury or tissue destruction characterized by redness, swelling, heat, and pain
in vitro within a glass, observable within a test tube
in vivo within the living body
malignant tending to become progressively worse and to cause death, as in cancer
morbidity state of being diseased or unwell; incidence of illness in a population
mortality state of being mortal (death) incidence of the number of deaths in a population
palliative providing relief but not cure
radiation therapy treatment of cancer with a radioactive substance, x-ray, or radiation
remission improvement or absence of signs of disease