somatotherapy


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somatotherapy

 [so″mah-to-ther´ah-pe]
biological treatment of mental disorders, such as by drug or electric shock therapy.

so·ma·to·ther·a·py

(sō'mă-tō-thār'ă-pē),
1. Therapy directed at physical disorders.
2. In psychiatry, a variety of therapeutic interventions employing chemical or physical, as opposed to psychological, methods.

somatotherapy

/so·ma·to·ther·a·py/ (-ther´ah-pe) biological treatment of mental disorders, as electric shock or drug therapy.

somatotherapy

(sō-măt′ə-thĕr′ə-pē, sō′mə-tə-)
n. pl. somatothera·pies
Treatment of mental illness by physical means, such as drugs, shock therapy, or lobotomy.

somatotherapy

[-ther′əpē]
the treatment of physical disorders, as distinguished from psychotherapy.

so·ma·to·ther·a·py

(sō'mă-tō-thār'ă-pē)
1. Therapy directed at physical disorders.
2. psychiatry A variety of therapeutic interventions employing chemical or physical, as opposed to psychological, methods.

somatotherapy

treatment aimed at relieving or curing ills of the body.