Definition of palliatively in US English:



  • See palliative

    • ‘He was treated palliatively but died from disseminated disease two months later.’
    • ‘The patients receiving radical treatment had a greater need for information about side effects than did those being treated palliatively.’
    • ‘With the diagnosis of mucoepidermoid carcinoma, the patient was treated palliatively with external beam radiation therapy including neck in a series of 30 daily fractions as he refused surgery.’
    • ‘Two patients with cancer of papilla of Vater were palliatively treated with endoscopic resection.’
    • ‘Radiation therapy is used palliatively to treat symptoms such as pain, obstruction, and bleeding, as well as therapeutically to treat bone métastases and spinal cord compression.’