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Substance, especially a drug, added to a prescription to assist in the action of the main indgredient.
adjuvant
Tx of a disease with a substance, especially a drug, that enhances the main ingredient.
adjuvant therapy
Change in the structure and orientation of cells characterized by a loss of specialization and reversion to a more primitive form.
anaplasia
A class of antineoplastic drugs used to treat cancer; these drugs are most effective against rapidly growing tumors.
antimetabolite
Of or pertaining to a substance, procedure, or measure that prevents the proliferation of malignant cells.
antineoplastic
Noncancerous and therefore not an immediate threat.
benign
Neoplasm characterized by uncontrolled growth of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and to metastasize to distant body sites.
cancer
Malignant neoplasm
carcinoma
Premalignant neoplasm that has not invaded the basement membrane but sows cytologic characteristics of cancer.
carcinoma in situ (CIS)
use of chemical agents to destroy cancer cells on a selective basis.
chemotherapy
Large ncleic acid molecule found principally in the chromosomes of the nucleus of a cell that is the carrier of genetic information.
deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
Process in development in which unspecialized cells or tissues are systemically modified and altered to achieve specific and characteristic physical forms, physiologic functions, and chemical properties.
differentiation
Enclosed in fibrous or membranous sheaths
encapsulated
In radiology, the division of the total does of radiation into small doses administered at intervals in an effort to minimize tussue damage.
fractionation
Possessing the ability to invade or penetrate adjacent tissue.
infiltrative