hepatotherapy

hep·a·to·ther·a·py

(hep'ă-tō-thār'ă-pē), Rarely used term for:
1. Treatment of disease of the liver.
2. Therapeutic use of liver extract or of the raw substance of the liver.

hepatotherapy

(1) The use of liver extracts to treat nutritional defects, a practice now limited to practitioners of alternative medicine and charlatans.
(2) A nonspecific term for treatment of any liver disease.

hepatotherapy

(hĕp″ă-tō-thĕr′ă-pē) [″ + therapeia, treatment]
1. The treatment of liver disease.
2. The use of liver or liver extract.

hepatotherapy

administration of liver or liver extract for its pharmacological effect rather than its nutritional value as a protein.