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radiosensitization

Pronunciation: ra'de-o-sen'si-ti-za'shun

Definition: The use of chemotherapy or other agents that increase the sensitivity of tissue to the effects or radiation therapy, usually by inhibiting cellular repair or increasing the percentage of cells in mitotic phases of the growth cycle.

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