hypofractionation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hypo- +‎ fractionation

Noun[edit]

hypofractionation (plural hypofractionations)

  1. radiation therapy in which the total dose is divided into a smaller than usual number of higher doses
    • 2015 August 29, “Induction of Non-Targeted Stress Responses in Mammary Tissues by Heavy Ions”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0136307:
      Treatment with hypofractionation has been successfully carried out for a variety of tumors which can provide treatment for a larger number of patients compared to conventional photons over the same period of time.