noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of medicine concerned with the remedial treatment of disease.

1665–75; see therapeutic, -ics Unabridged
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therapeutics (ˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪks)
(functioning as singular) the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease

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Word Origin & History

pertaining to the healing of disease, 1640s, probably shortened from therapeutical (c.1600), from Mod.L. therapeuticus "curing, healing," from Gk. therapeutikos, from therapeutes "one ministering," from therapeutein "to cure, treat," of unknown origin, related to therapon (gen. therapontos) "attendant."
Therapeutic was used from 1540s as a noun meaning "the branch of medicine concerned with treatment of disease."
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therapeutics ther·a·peu·tics (thěr'ə-pyōō'tĭks)
Medical treatment of disease; the art or science of healing.

ther'a·peu'tist n.
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