histological response


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

histological response

The improvement in the appearance of microscopic tissue specimens after treatment of the patient with chemotherapy. Although it is not indicative of a cure, the improved appearance of biopsy specimens after treatment often suggests the patient's prognosis will improve as well.
See also: response
References in periodicals archive ?
Relationship between biochemical, virological, and histological response during interferon treatment of chronic hepatitis C.
HIV co-infection does not compromise liver histological response to interferon therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C.
The histological responses in the liver were mostly associated with regressive changes.