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In radiation oncology the delivery of a large dose of radiation to a tumor in addition to the radiation supplied by an external beam.
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1 : to raise or push up from below <He boosted me through the window.
By adding another planetary gear set, along with two clutches, torque is boosted at lower speeds.
But 908 certainly is interesting in the same way that Kaletra is interesting, because not only is it very potent, but also if you do get viral escape and rebound, boosted protease inhibitors including 908 plus low-dose ritonavir did help protect from resistance not only to the protease inhibitors, but also to the other drugs in the regimen.
After two years of unsuccessful maneuvers and anxious analyses, NASA engineers last month boosted the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory GRO) back to a higher-altitude Earth orbit, averting a potential disaster.