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

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

bilitherapy
Treatment with bile or bile salts.
biological therapy
Any form of treatment for abnormal behavior that alters the individual's physiological processes, including electric shock treatment, surgery, etc.
biotherapy
1. Treatment using biological agents, almost always those made by genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is central to modern biotherapy’s backbone: pharmaceutical biotechnology. Pharmaceutical biotechnology involves using microorganisms, macroscopic organisms, or hybrids of tumor cells and leukocytes.
2. Virtually all biotherapeutic agents in clinical use are biotech pharmaceuticals. A biotech pharmaceutical is simply any medically useful drug whose manufacture involves microorganisms or substances that living organisms produce (e.g., enzymes). Most biotech pharmaceuticals are recombinant‹that is, produced by genetic engineering. Insulin was among the earliest recombinant drugs.
3. In psychology, any form of treatment for abnormal behavior that alters the individual’s physiological processes; such as, electric shock treatment or surgery.
4. The treatment of disease with biologicals, that is, materials produced by living organisms.
botryotherapy
brachytherapy
Radiotherapy in which the source of irradiation is placed close to the surface of the body or within a body cavity; e.g., application of radium to the cervix.
bradytherapy
In medicine, a form of radiotherapy in which the agent used is close to, on the surface of, or implanted in the body.
bromatherapy, bromatotherapy
Diet therapy.
bufotherapy
cardiotherapy
chemoserotherapy
An obsolete treatment of disease with a combination of drugs and serum.
chemotherapist
One who specializes in the treatment of ailments with chemical substances.
chemotherapy, chemotherapeutics
1. The treatment of disease, especially of parasitic infections or cancer, by means of chemical substances which act selectively on micro-organisms or malignant tissue.
2. Treatment of disease by means of chemical substances or drugs; usually used in reference to neoplastic disease (a new and abnormal formation of tissue; such as, a tumor or other growth). Also known as, pharmacotherapy.
3. The treatment of a disease with chemicals or drugs; used especially in reference to the treatment of cancer with chemicals.
chromotherapy
Treatment of disease with colored light.
chronotherapeutic
1. A reference to the treatment of certain sleep disorders by capitalizing on the natural phase delay in adults.

The bedtime is successively advanced by one to several hours each day until the individual can retire, sleep, and arise at appropriate times.

2. A descriptive term referring to the treatment of a sleep disorder; such as, insomnia, by changing a person's sleeping and waking times in an attempt to reset the patient's biological clock.
3. Referring to the administration of medication in coordination with the body's circadian rhythms (biological activities that occur during a 24-hour interval) to maximize effectiveness of treatment and to minimize any side effects.
chronotherapy, chronotherapeutics
1. Treatments of diseases that work in harmony with the body's natural time rhythms; such as, when patients are given drugs at the optimum time in their day cycle of cell growth.
2. Coordinating biological rhythms (chronobiology) with medical treatment includes a person's biological rhythms in determining the timing and sometimes the amount of medication to optimize a drug's desired effects and to minimize the undesired ones.
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