regenerative medicine

A term applied to new medical advances in which an understanding of the human genome allows us to use the body's own mechanisms to heal it. Expected advances include a host of new pharmaceuticals and, eventually, the ability to create new tissues for transplant. (See embryonic stem cell.)


Nearby words

  1. regenerate,
  2. regeneration,
  3. regenerative,
  4. regenerative cooling,
  5. regenerative furnace,
  6. regenerative polyp,
  7. regenerator,
  8. regensburg,
  9. regent,
  10. regent bowerbird

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