allopathic medicine

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  • Allopathic medicine — and allopathy (from Greek ἄλλος , állos , other, different + πάϑος , páthos , suffering) are terms coined by Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy. Originally intended as a characterization of standard medicine in the early 19th century,… …   Wikipedia

  • allopathic medicine — A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Also called conventional medicine, Western medicine, mainstream… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • allopathic — Relating to allopathy …   Medical dictionary

  • medicine — n. method, science of treating disease 1) to practice medicine 2) to study medicine 3) aerospace, space; allopathic; alternative (BE), complementary (BE), fringe (BE); aviation; ayurvedic; clinical; community, social; defensive; family; folk;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • allopathic — adjective Etymology: German allopatisch, from Allopathie an allopathic system of medicine, from allo all + pathie pathy Date: 1830 relating to or being a system of medicine that aims to combat disease by using remedies (as drugs or surgery) which …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • medicine — /med euh sin/ or, esp. Brit., /med seuhn/, n., v., medicined, medicining. n. 1. any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness; medicament; remedy. 2. the art or science of restoring or preserving health or due physical condition …   Universalium

  • allopathic practice — The old school and still the most prominent branch of the practice of medicine. The term distinguishes physicians of this school from homeopaths, osteopaths, eclectics, and chiropractors. Bradbury v Bardin, 34 Conn 452; 41 Am Jur Phys & S § 85 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Osteopathic medicine in the United States — Andrew Taylor Still (founder) Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Medicine · US Medical education Schools · Physicians Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine AOA · …   Wikipedia

  • western medicine — noun uncount the type of medical treatment that is the most popular in North America and Western European countries, based on the use of drugs and SURGERY to treat SYMPTOMS (=signs of illness). In such countries, other types of medical treatment… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • holistic medicine —    Holistic medicine is a term used to cover a spectrum of treatments available as an alternative to traditional allopathic medicine. Its practitioners diagnose and advise treatments from the perspective of the patient as an individual, rather… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

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