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glioblastoma

 [gli″o-blas-to´mah]
any malignant astrocytoma.
glioblastoma multifor´me astrocytoma grade III or IV; a rapidly growing tumor, usually of the cerebral hemispheres, composed of spongioblasts, astroblasts, and astrocytes.

glioblastoma

/glio·blas·to·ma/ (gli″o-blas-to´mah) any malignant astrocytoma.
glioblastoma multifor´me  the most malignant type of astrocytoma, composed of spongioblasts, astroblasts, and astrocytes; it usually occurs in the brain but may occur in the brain stem or spinal cord.

glioblastoma

(glē′ō-blă-stō′mə, glī′-)
n. pl. glioblasto·mas or glioblasto·mata (-mə-tə)
A malignant tumor of the central nervous system, usually occurring in the cerebrum of adults.

glioblastoma

glioblastoma

Astrocytoma, grade III-IV, glioblastoma multiforme, malignant astrocytoma Neurosurgery A highly aggressive 1º brain tumor–BT arising in glia, comprising 30% of the 5000 new BTs/yr, US At risk occupations Anatomists, pathologists, dentists, ophthalmologists Treatment Poor response to surgery, chemotherapy, RT. See Gliadel® wafer.

glioblastoma

an undifferentiated malignant astrocytoma.

glioblastoma multiforme
a rapidly growing tumor, usually of the cerebral hemispheres, often supratentorial.