allopathically

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.
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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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