Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a patient, disease, or other condition) for whom or which no medical care is available or possible.
fatal, lethal, mortal, death-dealing, life-threateningView synonyms
- ‘Until now, clinics have been allowed only to screen embryos for untreatable conditions or conditions that affect children, such as Huntington's disease and cystic fibrosis.’
- ‘The psychiatric evidence was that her medical condition was untreatable and that she would probably never have insight into/take responsibility for her murderous actions.’
- ‘Participants may become dependent on researchers because they are impoverished, lack insurance, or have an otherwise untreatable disease and join a trial because it is their last hope.’
- ‘It is usually an untreatable disease, and affected patients are rapidly forwarded to cardiac transplantation as soon the diagnosis is established through endomyocardial biopsy.’
- ‘Wisdom tooth removal is recommended if there is an otherwise untreatable disease, condition affecting the mouth, or extreme pain.’
- ‘The chapter on palliative therapy is of utmost importance as large number of patients are suitable only for palliation due to their advanced untreatable disease in our country.’
- ‘When different germs trade resistances, you could end up with an untreatable disease.’
- ‘Predictive genetic testing is currently used mainly for untreatable conditions, such as Huntington's disease, or prenatal detection of serious genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis.’
- ‘None the less, it is a step forward and will stimulate debate about the emergence of neurology from the closet of esoteric and untreatable syndromes.’
- ‘It's not a great time to be a biomedical startup, even though it's a rare week that there isn't news of an amazing new biotech drug aimed at previously untreatable cancers, brain diseases, or immune disorders.’
- ‘Only one death - from a fatal and untreatable disease - had an acceptable explanation.’
- ‘This allows for the detention of potentially dangerous untreatable patients within the scope of the Human Rights Act.’
- ‘The patient's condition was untreatable and he sought hospice support.’
- ‘The pancreatic cancer study got particularly close attention from oncologists because the disease is virtually untreatable and can kill within months.’
- ‘In the past few years several therapeutic advances underpinned by multiprofessional, site specialised team working have finally changed the view that advanced colorectal cancer is an untreatable disease.’
- ‘With expanding medical expectations, and ever expanding possibilities for cures for hitherto untreatable conditions, if money were no object, the sky might be the limit.’
- ‘Diagnosing an untreatable illness is a bad moment, and explaining it to a patient is even worse.’
- ‘If my mother had just had Huntington's disease diagnosed my request for a prognostic test would be unlikely to be turned down on the basis that the disease is untreatable.’
- ‘This report describes a new therapeutic approach with a plausible mechanism of action in a severe and otherwise untreatable condition.’
- ‘Many of the patients had rare and untreatable illnesses.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.