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al·lop·a·thy

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

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

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.