fraction kill hypothesis

fraction kill hypothesis

[′frak·shən ‚kil hī‚päth·ə·səs]
(medicine)
A principle of chemotherapy that a uniform dose of a drug will destroy a constant fraction rather than a constant number of tumor cells regardless of the size of the tumor or the number of cells present.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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