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Palliate 1100 Words You Need Week 22 Day 4

Palliate 1100 Words You Need

Palliate 1100 Words You Need

/’pa-lē-ˌāt/ (verb)

to alleviate the symptoms of a disease without curing it, mitigate the intensity of something, make better, cure, treat, soothe, pacify, relieve, remedy, ameliorate

To palliate is to relieve the symptoms and suffering caused by cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Palliation helps a patient feel more comfortable and improves the quality of life, but does not cure the disease.

Palliative care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer. Palliative care is an approach to care that addresses the person as a whole, not just their disease. The goal is to prevent or treat, as early as possible, the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment, in addition to any related psychological, social, and spiritual problems. Palliative care is also called comfort care, supportive care, and symptom management. Patients may receive palliative care in the hospital, an outpatient clinic, a long-term care facility, or at home under the direction of a physician.

Source: https://www.cancer.gov/

Antonyms: exacerbate, add insult to injury, aggravate

Noun: palliation, palliator

Adjective: palliative

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