chemo brain

noun

Definition of chemo brain

: impaired cognition (such as memory loss or lack of concentration) that has been observed in patients who have received chemotherapy

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Recent Examples on the Web One area where her chemo brain has not affected her is in her research. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio ‘Roses’ author Leila Meacham battles pancreatic cancer but keeps writing with support and prayers from her fans," 4 Sep. 2020 People with chemo brain often complain of a mix of impairments across several domains. Melissa Healy, Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 16 June 2018 That problem is evident in the wide-ranging estimates of how many patients are affected by chemo brain. Melissa Healy, Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 16 June 2018

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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13 Sep 2020

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“Chemo brain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemo%20brain. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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chemo brain

noun

Medical Definition of chemo brain

: impaired cognition (such as memory loss or lack of concentration) that has been observed in patients who have received chemotherapy

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