A method of eliminating body-wasting microorganisms or cancer cells with chemical substances (drugs)
A term introduced by Paul Ehrliche at the end of the nineteenth century.

The microorganisms that invade the body are the forms of treatment done with medicines that kill the patient without harm.
The drugs used in chemotherapy are generally called chemotherapeutic.

Since organisms entering the body and causing the disease are very diverse (such as helminths, amoebas, plasmodium, bacteria, fungi,
ryksets and viruses), chemical agents used in chemotherapy (chemotherapeutics) they vary. Cancer cells can also be likened to bacteria and other disease-causing microorganisms in that they are malignant to the body, proliferate rapidly and retain biochemical features distinct from normal body cells. The medicines used in chemotherapy are usually divided into classes according to the type of pathogen used: anthelmintic drugs (intestinal parasites), antimalarial drugs (malaria drugs), antimanic drugs, antibacterial drugs (antibiotics) antiviral drugs < and anti-neoplastic drugs (cancer drugs). Share Information Multi-

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