What is Selective?

Selective meaning Discriminating, choosy. A term used in relation to 1) the blood brain barrier, which is selectively permeable; 2) antibodies, where antibodies will bind only to particular cells, a trait that is crucial for effective drug or radiation delivery; 3) other forms of treatment whose success relies on limiting the types of tissue affected.


reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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