chronotherapy


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chronotherapy

[¦krä·nō′ther·ə·pē]
(pharmacology)
Pharmacological treatment timed to the biological rhythms of the person or organism being treated in order to enhance the effect of the drugs used or to reduce undesirable side effects.
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To follow this chronotherapy approach one has to wake up at 2: 00 AM to take the tablet of prednisolone.
Doctors are becoming increasingly interested in chronotherapeutic approaches and cancer, as well as other chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, are promising clinical applications for chronotherapy.
Chronobiological concepts underlying the chronotherapy of human lung cancer.
The three forms of chronotherapy can be associated as a triple therapy (6).
Chronotherapy was demonstrated in preclinical trials to improve the efficacy of therapies requiring smaller doses of therapeutics, with reduced adverse side effects.
They cover the human biological clock from genes to chronotherapy, photosensitivity as a disregarded attribute to analyze photo-periodic clocks, respiration rhythm and quality of sleep in the total wellness and development of a child, circadian sleep-wake rhythms in pre-term infants, interactions between the circadian and the immune systems as a framework for understanding disease, the spider monkey Ateles geoffroyi as a case study in the chronoecology of neotropical primates, the role of clocks and chaos in a biodynamic approach to cancer, and experimental findings and analytical properties of a klepsydraic model of internal time presentation.
When chemotherapy is required, doctors at the Block Center use a unique method of drug delivery called chronomodulated chemotherapy, also known as chronotherapy, which seeks to coordinate the body's biological rhythms with the application of chemotherapy.
Wokshop on Chromoastrobiology & Chronotherapy, Tokyo Kasei University, Tokyo, Japan, Noviembre 2001.
Chronotherapy involves a reorganization of the infant's sleep schedule by reducing nap time (such as by eliminating afternoon naps) and putting the infant to bed earlier with a clear and consistent bedtime routine.
shift work, jet lag) may involve chronotherapy, bright light therapy, or melatonin.
In patients treated in a chronotherapy regimen--in which drugs are administered at the time of day calculated to maximize their benefit and minimize their toxicity--tumors shrunk by 51 percent, and side effects were less severe.