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ag·gres·sive

(ă-gres'iv),
1. Denoting aggression.
2. Denoting a competitive forcefulness or invasiveness, as of a behavioral pattern, a pathogenic organism, or a disease process.

aggressive

/ag·gres·sive/ (ah-gres´iv)
1. characterized by aggression.
2. rapidly spreading and invasive, as a tumor.
3. characterized by or pertaining to intensive or vigorous treatment.

aggressive

(ə-grĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Characterized by aggression: aggressive behavior.
2. Fast growing; tending to spread quickly and invade: an aggressive tumor.
3. Characterized by or inclined toward vigorous or intensive medical treatment: an aggressive approach to treating the infection.

ag·gres′sive·ly adv.
ag·gres′sive·ness n.

aggressive

Medspeak
adjective Referring to:
(1) A diagnosis rendered from imaging or histopathology that is at the upper end of a spectrum of possible diagnoses;
(2) A clinical stance in which the treatment is peremptory and intended to eradicate a particular lesion or process, as in aggressive chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery;
(3) A rapid-growing or metastatic tumour which usually has a poor prognosis.
 
Psychiatry 
adjective
(1) Characterised by aggression, violent behaviour.
(2) Referring to confrontational attitudes and behaviour.

aggressive

adjective Referring to
1. A clinical stance in which the treatment is peremptory, and intended to eradicate a particular lesion or process, as in aggressive chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or surgery.
2. A rapid-growing or metastatic tumor which usually has a poor prognosis.
3. Violent behavior. See Sexually aggressive.

ag·gres·sive

(ă-gres'iv)
1. Denoting aggression.
2. Denoting a competitive forcefulness or invasiveness, as of a behavioral pattern, a pathogenic organism, or a disease process.

aggressive,

adj in Chinese medicine, pertaining to behavior associated with hot energy, excess energy, and restlessness. This may be a normal aspect of a person's character, or it may indicate an illness or imbalance. See also energy, hot.
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