Definition of Allopathy

1. Noun. The usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself.

Generic synonyms: Medical Aid, Medical Care
Antonyms: Homeopathy



Definition of Allopathy

1. n. That system of medical practice which aims to combat disease by the use of remedies which produce effects different from those produced by the special disease treated; -- a term invented by Hahnemann to designate the ordinary practice, as opposed to homeopathy.

Definition of Allopathy

1. Noun. traditional medicine ¹

2. Noun. a traditional medical method or treatment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Allopathy

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Medical Definition of Allopathy

1. That system of medical practice which aims to combat disease by the use of remedies which produce effects different from those produced by the special disease treated; a term invented by Hahnemann to designate the ordinary practice, as opposed to homeopathy. Origin: Gr. Other + suffering, to suffer: cf. G. Allopathie, F. Allopathie. See Pathos. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allopathy

allonyms
alloo
allooed
allooing
alloparenting
allopath
allopathic
allopathic-medicine
allopathic keratoplasty
allopathic medicine
allopathically
allopathies
allopathist
allopathists
allopaths
allopathy (current term)
allopatric
allopatric speciation
allopatrically
allopatries
allopatry
allopentaploid
allophanamide
allophanate hydrolase
allophane
allophanes
allophanic acid
allophasis
allophenic
allophone

Literary usage of Allopathy

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1. Diagnosis from the Eye: A New Art of Diagnosing with Perfect Certainty from by Henry Edward Lane (1904)
"On one side stands allopathy and surgery, trying in vain to restore and preserve the health of the body by the strongest poisons and the extensive ..."

2. Philosophy of osteopathy by Andrew Taylor Still (1899)
"AS DEFINED BY allopathy. "Scarlet fever begins with a short period of tired feeling. ... allopathy." *Very true, if treated by the medicine man. ..."

3. Diseases of the Bladder and Urethra in Women by Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene (1883)
"... my determined blindness to the merits of the Hahne- mannian system of medicine, I now proceed to give some of my reasons for throwing off allopathy and ..."

4. Transactions by Homoeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York (1865)
"SOCIETY. 25. List of Officers, Delegates and Members, 1864-65. 20. allopathy versus Homoeopathy in Broome County. Proceedings of a Speci»! ..."

5. Homœopathy fairly represented: A Reply to Professor Simpson's "Homœopathy by William Henderson (1854)
"CHAPTER I. Comparative View of Homoeopathy and allopathy, as adapted to acute diseases: in which the latter is proved to be a fatal delusion-—Homoeopathic ..."

6. The British Journal of Homoeopathy edited by John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell (1854)
"We opine not; and we conceive that the two cases are parallel to a certain extent. Hahnemann on allopathy. [The following characteristic ..."

7. Homoeopathy Explained by John Henry Clarke (1905)
"For not only did Hahnemann discover homoeopathy, he discovered allopathy as well. allopathy existed before his time, just as homoeopathy did in a way, ..."

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