Definition of Cytotoxicity

The adverse effect of some iatrogenic therapies. It is an accepted side effect in radiation therapy where the desired effect is to kill rapidly growing tumor cells. In the killing of tumor cells, other cells that are rapidly growing e.g hair, mucous membranes are also killed.

Cytotoxicity is from the group

Toxicity

Other Names for Cytotoxicity

Cytotoxicity
Lytotoxicity

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Topics #Cytotoxicity Lytotoxicity