|homeopathy or homoeopathy (ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ)|
|Compare allopathy a method of treating disease by the use of small amounts of a drug that, in healthy persons, produces symptoms similar to those of the disease being treated|
|homoeopathy or homoeopathy|
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|homeo'pathically or homoeopathy|
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|homeopathist or homoeopathy|
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homeopathy ho·me·op·a·thy (hō'mē-ŏp'ə-thē)
A system for treating disease based on the administration of minute doses of a drug that in massive amounts produces symptoms in healthy persons similar to those of the disease.
|homeopathy (hō'mē-ŏp'ə-thē) Pronunciation Key
A nontraditional system for treating and preventing disease, in which minute amounts of a substance that in large amounts causes disease symptoms are given to healthy individuals. This is thought to enhance the body's natural defenses.
A system of treating disease in which small doses of certain substances are administered; in large doses, given to a healthy person, these substances would produce the symptoms of the disease. The principles of homeopathy do not enjoy widespread acceptance in the medical community.