Boronophenylalanine-fructose. Definition

Medical Definition: Boronophenylalanine-fructose

BPA-F (for its acronym in English). A substance used in a type of radiation therapy called boron neutron capture. Is injected BPA-F in a vein and becomes concentrated in tumor cells. Then the patient receives radiation treatment with atomic particles called neutrons. The neutrons react with the boron in BPA-F, producing radioactive particles that kill tumor cells without harming normal cells. Also called BPA-F.

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