central nervous system prophylaxis

(SEN-trul NER-vus SIS-tem PROH-fih-LAK-sis)

Chemotherapy or radiation therapy given to the central nervous system (CNS) as a preventive treatment. It kills cancer cells that may be in the brain and spinal cord, even though no cancer has been detected there. Also called central nervous system sanctuary therapy, CNS prophylaxis, and CNS sanctuary therapy.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "central nervous system prophylaxis"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "profilaxis del sistema nervioso central"

Quimioterapia o radioterapia administrada al sistema nervioso central (SNC) como tratamiento preventivo. Destruye las células cancerosas que pueden estar en el cerebro y la médula espinal, aunque allí no se haya detectado cáncer. También se llama profilaxis del SNC, terapia santuario del sistema nervioso central, y terapia santuario del SNC.