Homeopathy



[hoh-mee-op-uh-thee] /ˌhoʊ miˈɒp ə θi/

noun
1.
the method of treating disease by drugs, given in minute doses, that would produce in a healthy person symptoms similar to those of the disease (opposed to ).
/ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ/
noun
1.
a method of treating disease by the use of small amounts of a drug that, in healthy persons, produces symptoms similar to those of the disease being treated Compare allopathy
n.

1830, from German Homöopathie, coined 1824 by German physician Samuel Friedrich Hahnemann (1755-1843) from Greek homoios “like, similar, of the same kind” (see homeo-) + -patheia (see -pathy).

homeopathy ho·me·op·a·thy (hō’mē-ŏp’ə-thē)
n.
A system for treating disease based on the administration of minute doses of a drug that in massive amounts produces symptoms in healthy persons similar to those of the disease.
ho’me·o·path’ic (-ə-pāth’ĭk) adj.
ho’me·o·path’ or ho’me·op’a·thist n.
homeopathy
(hō’mē-ŏp’ə-thē)
A nontraditional system for treating and preventing disease, in which minute amounts of a substance that in large amounts causes disease symptoms are given to healthy individuals. This is thought to enhance the body’s natural defenses.
homeopathy [(hoh-mee-op-uh-thee)]

A system of treating disease in which small doses of certain substances are administered; in large doses, given to a healthy person, these substances would produce the symptoms of the disease. The principles of homeopathy do not enjoy widespread acceptance in the medical community.

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