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chrysotherapy

 [kris″o-ther´ah-pe]
treatment with gold salts, especially for rheumatoid arthritis; it is thought to work by affecting oxygen radicals or stabilizing lysosomes. The goals are to reverse, inhibit, or prevent damage to cartilage, bone, and other connective tissues. Use of this method has been declining as other treatments have become available. Called also gold therapy and aurotherapy.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

chrys·o·ther·a·py

(kris'ō-thār'ă-pē),
Treatment of disease by the administration of gold salts.
Synonym(s): aurotherapy
[G. chrysos, gold]
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chrysotherapy

(krĭs′ō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n.
The treatment of certain diseases, especially rheumatoid arthritis, with gold compounds.
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chrys·o·ther·a·py

(kris'ō-thār'ă-pē)
Treatment of disease by the administration of gold salts.
[G. chrysos, gold]
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chrysotherapy

Treatment with gold salts such as sodium aurothiomalate or auranofin. These are used in RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS and are effective in slowing or halting the progression of the disease, but have many side effects.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

chrys·o·ther·a·py

(kris'ō-thār'ă-pē)
Treatment of disease by administration of gold salts.
Synonym(s): aurotherapy.
[G. chrysos, gold]
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