organotherapy

organotherapy

[awr-guh-noh-ther-uh-pee, awr-gan-oh-]
noun
the branch of therapeutics that deals with the use of remedies prepared from the organs of animals, as from the thyroid gland, the pancreas, or the suprarenal bodies.

Origin:
1895–1900; organo- + therapy

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organotherapy (ˌɔːɡənəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
 
n
the treatment of disease with extracts of animal endocrine glands
 
organotherapeutic
 
adj

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organotherapy or·gan·o·ther·a·py (ôr'gə-nō-thěr'ə-pē, ôr-gān'ō-)
n.
The treatment of disease with preparations derived from animal endocrine organs or glandular extracts such as insulin and thyroxin.


or'gan·o·ther'a·peu'tic (-thěr'ə-pyōō'tĭk) adj.
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