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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Administración

Administration (ad-MIH-nih-STRAY-shun)
In medicine, the act of giving a treatment, such as a drug, to a patient. It can also refer to the way it is given, the dose, or how often it is given.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.