Disease-modifying treatment

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A disease-modifying treatment, disease-modifying drug, or disease-modifying therapy is a treatment that delays or slows the progression of a disease by targeting its underlying cause.[1] They are distinguished from symptomatic treatments that treat the symptoms of a disease but do not address its underlying cause.[2]



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  2. ^ "Symptomatic Versus Disease-Modifying Therapies for Movement Disorders - Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Foundation". pmdf.org. Retrieved 2022-09-11.