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palliative

 [pal´e-ah-tiv]
1. giving relief but not curing.
2. a drug with this effect.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pal·li·a·tive

(pal'ē-ă-tiv),
Reducing the severity of; denoting the alleviation of symptoms without curing the underlying disease.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

palliative

(păl′ē-ā′tĭv, -ē-ə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Tending or serving to palliate.
2. Alleviating the symptoms of a disease or disorder, especially one that is terminal, when a cure is not available.
n.
One that palliates, especially a palliative drug or medicine.

pal′li·a′tive·ly adv.
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palliative

adjective Referring to treatment to relieve or ameliorate the symptoms of a painful condition, usually understood to mean of terminal cancer, especially the deep-seated bone pain of metastatic breast cancer.

Pronunciation:
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, PAY lee uh tive.
Medspeak-US: pronounced, PAL ee uh tive.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

palliative

Radiation oncology adjective Referring to treatment to relieve Sx of a disease but not to cure it, especially alleviating pain
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pal·li·a·tive

(pal'ē-ă-tiv)
Reducing the severity of; denoting the alleviation of symptoms without curing the underlying disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Palliative

Referring to any type of treatment that is given to relieve the symptoms of a disease rather than to cure it.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

pal·li·a·tive

(pal'ē-ă-tiv)
Reducing the severity of pain or discomfort.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012