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- (HY-per-FRAK-shuh-NAYT-ed RAY-dee-AY-shun THAYR-uh-pee) Radiation therapy that gives smaller doses (fractions) of radiation more often than standard radiation therapy so that the full treatment course can be given with fewer side effects. In hyperfractionated radiation therapy, individual doses are given more often than the standard dose of once a day. Also called hyperfractionation and superfractionated radiation therapy.
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- hyperfractionation, hypofractionated radiation therapy, hypofractionation, superfractionated radiation therapy