radiosensitizer

radiosensitizer
A chemical substance that increases the radiosensitivity of tissues; restoring normal tissue oxygen tension to an anoxic region is also an effective r..

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ra·dio·sen·si·tiz·er also Brit ra·dio·sen·si·tis·er -'sen(t)-sə-.tī-zər n a substance or condition capable of increasing the radiosensitivity of a cell or tissue
ra·dio·sen·si·ti·za·tion also Brit ra·dio·sen·si·ti·sa·tion -.sen(t)-sət-ə-'zā-shən n
ra·dio·sen·si·tiz·ing also Brit ra·dio·sen·si·tis·ing -'sen(t)-sə-.tī-ziŋ adj

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n.
a substance that increases the sensitivity of cells to radiation. The presence of oxygen and other compounds with a high affinity for electrons will increase radiosensitivity. Chemotherapy drugs such as fluorouracil can be used concurrently with radiotherapy as radiosensitizers.

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ra·dio·sen·si·ti·zer (ra″de-o-senґsĭ-ti″zər) a chemotherapeutic agent used to enhance the effect of radiation therapy.

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