eleotherapy

o·le·o·ther·a·py

(ō'lē-ō-ther'ă-pē),
Treatment of disease by an oil given internally or applied externally.
Synonym(s): eleotherapy
[oleo- + G. therapeia, therapy]

eleotherapy

(1) Injection of oil into the thoracic cavity in order to effect collapse of a pulmonary lobe (i.e., poudrage), an obsolete therapeutic tactic formerly used to treat locally extensive tuberculous or pyothorax. 
(2) Oleothorax.
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