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or·tho·mo·lec·u·lar

(ōr'thō-mō-lek'yū-lăr),
Pauling's term denoting a therapeutic approach designed to provide an optimum molecular environment for body functions, with particular reference to the optimal concentrations of substances normally present in the human body, whether formed endogenously or ingested.

orthomolecular

/or·tho·mo·lec·u·lar/ (or″tho-mo-lek´u-lar) relating to or aimed at restoring the optimal concentrations and functions at the molecular level of the substances (e.g., vitamins) normally present in the body.

orthomolecular

(ôr′thō-mə-lĕk′yə-lər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a theory holding that mental diseases or abnormalities result from various chemical imbalances or deficiencies and can be cured by restoring proper levels of chemical substances, such as vitamins and minerals, in the body.

or·tho·mo·lec·u·lar

(ōr'thō-mŏ-lek'yū-lăr)
A therapeutic approach designed to provide an optimal molecular environment for body functions, with particular reference to the optimal concentrations of substances normally present in the body.

orthomolecular

pertaining to the theory that certain diseases are associated with biochemical abnormalities resulting in increased needs for certain nutrients, e.g. vitamins, and can be treated by administration of large doses of these substances.
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The use of urinary amine measurement for orthomolecular diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
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Hoffer's friend and colleague, Linus Pauling, Hoffer presents the results of his nutritional or orthomolecular treatment of hundreds of patients suffering from various forms of cancer.
VITAMIN THERAPY AND ITS EFFECTS: INITIAL REPORTS Pauling stated the orthomolecular hypothesis with reference to mental illness, which he viewed as resulting from insufficient amounts of specific vitamins in the brain cells.
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