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Carcinogen

any cancer-promoting substance

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chemotherapy

chemical drug therapy of neoplasty diseases

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Cytotoxic

presenting destructive action on certain cells

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Antineoplastic agent

agent that inhibits or prevents development of neoplasms

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Chemotherapy drugs are often dosed by

body surface area

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A chemo drug cycle includes

the time in which the drug is given (usually 1-5 days) plus a resting period (20-30 days)

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Extravasation

The leakage and spread of blood or fluid from vessels into the surrounding tissues which follows injury, burns, inflammation, and allergy

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infiltration

abnormal entry of a substance into tissues

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Vesicant

an agent that causes blistering upon contact

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Non-Vesicant

an agent that does not cause blistering upon contact

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BSA formula (meters squared)

the square root of [(height in cm times weight in kg) over 3600]