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Palliative treatment

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  • Palliative treatment — To palliate a disease is to treat it partially and insofar as possible, but not cure it completely. Palliation cloaks a disease. Also sometimes called symptomatic treatment. To take a case, a 91 year old man was found to have a tumor in his lung …   Medical dictionary

  • Palliative care — (from Latin palliare, to cloak) is a specialized area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Unlike hospice care, palliative medicine is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those… …   Wikipedia

  • Treatment, symptomatic — Therapy that eases the symptoms without addressing the basic cause of the disease. For example, symptomatic treatment of advanced lung cancer that has spread (metastasized) beyond the lung is designed to decrease the pain and other symptoms but… …   Medical dictionary

  • palliative care — noun Treatment of the terminally ill • • • Main Entry: ↑palliate * * * palliative care, medical treatment that emphasizes a patient s comfort through relief of symptoms and pain, rather than concentration on a cure: »Physicians historically haven …   Useful english dictionary

  • palliative therapy — Treatment given to relieve the symptoms and reduce the suffering caused by cancer and other life threatening diseases. Palliative cancer therapies are given together with other cancer treatments, from the time of diagnosis, through treatment,… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Palliative sedation — In medicine, specifically in end of life care, palliative sedation (also known as terminal sedation, continuous deep sedation, or sedation for intractable distress in the dying/of a dying patient) is the palliative practice of relieving distress… …   Wikipedia

  • palliative — [[t]pæ̱liətɪv, AM eɪt [/t]] palliatives 1) N COUNT A palliative is a drug or medical treatment that relieves suffering without treating the cause of the suffering. 2) N COUNT A palliative is an action that is intended to make the effects of a… …   English dictionary

  • Palliative care — 1) Medical or comfort care that reduces the severity of a disease or slows its progress rather than providing a cure. For incurable diseases, in cases where the cure is not recommended due to other health concerns, and when the patient does not… …   Medical dictionary

  • Treatment of multiple sclerosis — Several therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) exist, although there is no known cure. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). The most common initial course of the disease… …   Wikipedia

  • treatment — Medical or surgical management of a patient. SEE ALSO: therapy, therapeutics. [Fr. traitement (see treat)] active t. a therapeutic substance or course intended to ameliorate the basic disease …   Medical dictionary

  • palliative care — Care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life threatening disease. The goal of palliative care is to prevent or treat as early as possible the symptoms of the disease, side effects caused by treatment of the… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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