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somatotherapy so·mat·o·ther·a·py (sō-māt’ə-thěr’ə-pē, sō’mə-tə-)

Therapy directed at bodily or physical disorders.

Therapy employing chemical or physical methods, especially the treatment of mental illness by such means as drugs, shock therapy, and lobotomy.


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