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Chemo is the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness). Thanks for asking ! Any comments?

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  1. Nathalie says:

    What does the word chemo mean? In: Definitions and Word Differences categories]. Answer: Improve. chemotherapy is means it's a drug treatment witch is

  2. Tamica says:

    You probably mean sphygmomanometer which, for obvious reasons, is often shortened to sphygmo, and sounds a bit like thigmo. This is the aparatus that is used for measuring blood pressure. The most reliable ones are the older style where a cuff is wrapped around the arm above the elbow and the rubber bladder inside the cuff is inflated. A stethoscope is placed over the artery at the elbow and as the cuff is gradually deflated the pulse becomes audible at one point and disappears at a lower point. A column of mercury is raised by the pressure in the cuff, and as the pressure in the cuff is released the mercury falls. Beside the column of mercury are measurements, and by recording the number when you first hear the pulse, and again when the pulse disappears, you have the two figures that are recorded as blood pressure.Chemo is an abbreviation of chemotherapy. This just means treatment with drugs. It can mean a course of tablets, but in common usage it usually means intravenous drugs given for treating various forms of cancer.

  3. Avril says:

    I Have Leukemia but my doctor therapy only chemo pills, which I have had side will not give me chemo effects. The chemo pills give me bad rashes,swelling of feet and Ankles.L

  4. Moon says:

    Chemo is short for chemotherapy. Radiation and certain chemicals are injected into the body to help fight off cancerous cells. There are many side effects from this including hair loss. More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Other/what_is_chemo

  5. Deloris says:

    Chemo brain is a condition reported by people after they have received chemotherapy. It causes mental cloudiness, and memory changes. It is though to be cause by low iron levels resulting from chemotherapy. More:http://answers.ask.com/Reference/Other/what_is_chemo_brain

  6. Arlena says:

    Chemotherapy is a drug treatment designed to damage or kill cancer cells either locally or throughout the body. Doctors make chemo drug selections for individual patients based on several different factors. More:http://www.ehow.com/facts_5901529_chemo-drugs-selected_.html

  7. Loreen says:

    In the original sense, chemo refers to a chemical that binds to and specifically kills microbes or tumor cells.

  8. Fiona says:

    What Does "AUC" Mean in Chemotherapy?. Chemotherapy is designed to kill cancerous cells. However, when it reaches a high concentration in the body it can Detail:http://www.ehow.com/facts_6789374__auc_-mean-chemotherapy_.html

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