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al·lop·a·thy

(al-op'ă-thē),
Conventional or orthodox medical practice. Compare: homeopathy.
[allo- + G. pathos, suffering]

allopathy

/al·lop·a·thy/ (al-op´ah-the) that system of therapeutics in which diseases are treated by producing a condition incompatible with or antagonistic to the condition to be cured or alleviated. Cf. homeopathy. allopath´ic

allopathy

(ə-lŏp′ə-thē)
n.
A method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects different from those caused by the disease itself.

al′lo·path′ic (ăl′ə-păth′ĭk) adj.
al′lo·path′i·cal·ly adv.

allopathy

[əlop′əthē]
Etymology: Gk, allos + pathos, suffering
a system of medical therapy in which a disease or an abnormal condition is treated by creating an environment that is antagonistic to the disease or condition; for example, an antibiotic toxic to a pathogenic organism is administered to treat an infection. Compare chiropractic, homeopathy, osteopathy. allopathic, adj.

allopathy

Mainstream medicine, see there; the term allopathy is largely of historic interest, and was used in the 19th century to differentiate itself from homeopathy, which was widely practised at the time.

al·lop·a·thy

(al-op'ă-thē)
A therapeutic system in which a disease is treated by producing a second condition that is incompatible with or antagonistic to the first.
Compare: homeopathy
Synonym(s): heteropathy (2) .
[allo- + G. pathos, suffering]

allopathy

A term used by practitioners of homeopathy to refer to conventional medicine, which is based on the assumption that treatment should be directed so as to oppose disease processes-witness the number of ‘anti-’ entries in this dictionary. Contrast with HOMOEOPATHY, in which. paradoxically, ‘like’ is claimed to cure ‘like’.

Allopathy

Conventional medical treatment of disease symptoms that uses substances or techniques to oppose or suppress the symptoms.

allopathy (alˈ·lō·paˑ·thē),

n method of medical treatment in which drugs are administered to antagonize the disease.

allopathy

in homeopathy, the use of treatments that are unrelated to the disease process itself.
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