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i·sop·a·thy

(ī-sop'ă-thē),
Treatment of disease by means of the causal agent or a product of the same disease; or treatment of a diseased organ by an extract of a similar organ from a healthy animal.
See also: homeopathy.
[iso- + G. pathos, suffering]

isopathy

Homeopathy
A format of homeopathy in which the remedy is chosen based on identifying the offending substance that is thought to cause a set of symptoms in a patient; isopathy is thought to be effective in only about 1/3 of cases, as it ignores a person’s individual constitution.

i·sop·a·thy

(ī-sop'ă-thē)
1. Treatment of disease by means of the causal agent or a product of the same disease.
2. Treatment of a diseased organ by an extract of a similar organ from a healthy animal.
See also: homeopathy
[iso- + G. pathos, suffering]

isopathy,

n in homeopathy, treatment involving remedies whose source material is the disease specific antigen or a product of the disease. See also autohemic therapy, autoisopathy, autonosode, nosode, sarcode, and tautopathy.

isopathy

the treatment of disease by means of products of the disease or with material from the affected organ.