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empirical treatmentTreatment given without knowledge of the cause or nature of the disorder and based on experience rather than logic. Sometimes urgency dictates empirical treatment, as when a dangerous infection by an unknown organism is treated with a broad-spectrum antibiotic while the results of bacterial culture and other tests are awaited.
Medical treatment that is given on the basis of the doctor's observations and experience.
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management and care of a patient or the combating of disease or disorder.
treatment directed immediately to the cure of the disease or injury.
treatment directed against the cause of a disease.
treatment designed to avoid radical medical therapeutic measures or operative procedures.
treatment by means that experience has proved to be beneficial.
treatment directed toward relief of untoward clinical signs, leaving the cure of the disease to natural forces.
treatment that is designed to relieve pain and distress, but does not attempt a cure.
preventive treatment, prophylactic treatment
that in which the aim is to prevent the occurrence of the disease.
that based upon knowledge of disease and the action of the remedies given.
treatment particularly adapted to the special disease being treated.
that which is mainly directed to sustaining the strength of the patient.