therap-, -therapeutic[s], -therapeutically, -therapy, -therapies, -therapist

(Greek: heal, cure; treatment; service done to the sick, [a waiting on])

orrhotherapy, orotherapy
1. The medicinal use of whey, either by ingestion or by bathing.
2. Treatment of a disease or infection with an injection of an animal or human serum containing antitoxins or a serum that contains specific antibodies; serum-therapy.
orthomechanotherapy
Treatment with braces, prostheses, orthotic devices, or appliances.
orthomolecular therapy
The treatment of disease based on the theory that restoration of optimal concentrations of substances normally present in the body; such as, vitamins, trace elements, and amino acids, will bring about a cure.
orthotherapy
Treatment aimed at correcting postural abnormalities.
osmotherapy
1. Treatment by the intravenous injection of hypertonic solutions to produce dehydration.
2. Treatment of cerebral edema and increased intracranial pressure with dehydration by means of intravenous injections of osmotically active substances, or by oral administration of glycerine, glycine, etc.
ovariotherapy
ovarotherapy
ovotherapy
oxyetherotherapy
An obsolete treatment for lung conditions by the inhalation of a mixture of ether vapor with oxygen.
pegotherapy
pelotherapy (s) (noun), pelotherapies (pl)
1. The application of peloids; such as, peat or clay, to all or part of the body as a therapeutic process: When a patient is undergoing pelotherapy, he or she is being treated with the use of mud, sand, or earth; especially, in the treatment of skin diseases, rheumatic disorders, and osteoarthritis.
2. Etymology: from Greek pelos, "mud" + therapeio, "treatment".
A reference to mud bath treatments.
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penotherapy
Examining and controlling prostitutes in order to eliminate the spread of venereal disease.
phagotherapy
The treatment of an illness with specific kinds of food.
pharmacotherapy
The treatment of an illness or disease with drugs.
phlogotherapy
1. The injection of a foreign protein, typhoid vaccine, etc., to induce fever in the treatment of certain diseases; especially, those of a parasyphilitic nature.
2. An obsolete form of therapy in which a nonspecific local inflammation was induced for its supposed curative value.
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