orthomolecular


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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

(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.
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