bacteriotherapy

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bacteriotherapy

The obsolete practice of introducing bacteria in the body with the express purpose of causing an infection, the defense response against which would have therapeutic value.
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bacteriotherapy

(bak-tēr″ē-ō-ther′ă-pē) [ bacterio- + therapy]
Administration of live bacteria, e.g., the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus, to someone in order to restore health or cure disease.
bacteriotherapeutic (-ther″ă-pūt′ik), adjective
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