Therapeutics
In medicine, the branch that deals specifically with the treatment of disease and the art and science of healing. In pharmacology, therapeutics accordingly refers to the use of drugs and the method of their administration in the treatment of disease. The word comes from the Greek "therapeia" meaning "a service, an attendance" the related verb being "therapeuo" meaning "I wait upon."
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The practical branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease or disorder. SYN: therapeusis (1), therapia (2). [G. therapeutike, medical practice]
- ray t. obsolete term for radiotherapy.

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ther·a·peu·tics .ther-ə-'pyüt-iks n pl but sing or pl in constr a branch of medical science dealing with the application of remedies to diseases <cancer \therapeutics> called also therapeusis

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n.
the branch of medicine that deals with different methods of treatment and healing (therapy), particularly the use of drugs in the cure of disease.

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ther·a·peu·tics (ther″ə-puґtiks) 1. the branch of medical science concerned with the treatment of disease. 2. therapy.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • therapeutics — /ther euh pyooh tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of medicine concerned with the remedial treatment of disease. [1665 75; see THERAPEUTIC, ICS] * * * Treatment and care to combat disease or alleviate pain or injury. Its tools include… …   Universalium

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  • therapeutics — therapeutic ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the healing of disease. 2) having a good effect on the body or mind. DERIVATIVES therapeutically adverb therapeutics plural noun …   English terms dictionary

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