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

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

The treatment that involves the injection of a sclerosing (hardening) solution into vessels or tissues.
1. Treatment by means of maintaining the patient in a darkened or dimly lit room.
2. The exclusion of light as a means of treatment.
1. Very rapid tapping of the surface effected by using an instrument, usually with an elastic tip.
2. The treatment of disease by vibration, as by vibratory massage.
3. The treatment of illness with mechanical vibrations.
Treatment of a disease or infection with an injection of an antitoxin or serum that contains specific antibodies; serum-therapy.
The therapeutic use of food.
Any treatment with major emphasis on the socioenvironmental and interpersonal factors that affect adjustment; such as, milieu (environment, surroundings) therapy or as is used in a therapeutic community.
1. Treatment of physical disorders.
2. In psychiatry, a variety of therapeutic interventions that employ chemical or physical, as opposed to psychological, methods.
The treatment of certain diseases by stimulation or anesthetic blocking of the sphenopalatine (relating to the sphenoid [irregularly shaped bone in front of the occipital in the base of the skull] and the palatine [irregularly shaped bone behind the maxilla or upper jaw] bones) ganglia (group of nerve cell bodies, usually located outside the brain and spinal cord), particularly applicable in psychosomatic disorders thought by some to be mediated through the sympathetic nervous system.
telecurietherapy (s) (noun), telecurietherapies (pl
A medical treatment from a radioactive source; such as, radium, which is located at a distance from the body.
teleroentgentherapy, teletherapy
Radiation therapy (treatment with high energy radiation from X-rays or other sources of radiation) administered with the source at a distance from the body.
teletherapy, teleroentgentherapy
Radiotherapy using a source of radiation at a distance from the patient.
testosterone therapy
WESTPORT, February 16, 2000 (Reuters Health) - Testosterone therapy provides short-term relief of hypogonadal symptoms in men with symptomatic HIV infection, according to a multicenter group. Specifically, after six weeks of therapy, the subjects showed improvements in libido, energy levels, mood and muscle mass.
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