induction therapy

noun

Medical Definition of induction therapy

: the initial therapy used when treating a disease specifically : induction chemotherapy To improve this grim prognosis, we attempted to establish a more effective induction therapy, resulting in an increased rate of complete remission … — H. C. Kluin-Nelemans et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 9 Aug. 2012

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“Induction therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/induction%20therapy. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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