allopathy

[uh-lop-uh-thee]
noun
the method of treating disease by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated (opposed to homeopathy ).

Origin:
1835–45; < German Allopathie. See allo-, -pathy

allopathic [al-uh-path-ik] , adjective
allopathically, adverb
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allopathic (ˌæləˈpæθɪk)
 
adj
of, relating to, or used in allopathy
 
allo'pathically
 
adv

allopathy (əˈlɒpəθɪ)
 
n
Compare homeopathy the orthodox medical method of treating disease, by inducing a condition different from or opposed to the cause of the disease
 
allopathic
 
adj
 
allo'pathically
 
adv

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allopathy
1842, "treatment of disease by remedies that produce effects opposite to the symptoms," from Ger. Allopathie (Hahnemann), from Gk. allos "other" (see alias) + -patheia "effect," from pathos "suffering" (see pathos). The term applied by homeopathists to traditional medicine.

allopathic
1830, from Fr. allopathique (see allopathy).
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allopathy al·lop·a·thy (ə-lŏp'ə-thē)
n.
A method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects antagonistic to those caused by the disease itself.


al'lo·path'ic (āl'ə-pāth'ĭk) adj.
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Example sentences
Allopathic doctors make use of the placebo effect too, but probably not enough.
Our training is based in the same scientific knowledge and practice guidelines as that of allopathic physicians.
Yet they are constantly challenged and treated, in some cases, as inferior to their allopathic colleagues.
One should avoid allopathic drugs as much as possible.
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