Definition of Therapeutic

1. Noun. A medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain.

2. Adjective. Tending to cure or restore to health. "Therapeutic diets"
Exact synonyms: Alterative, Curative, Healing, Remedial, Sanative
Similar to: Healthful
Derivative terms: Cure, Remedy

3. Adjective. Relating to or involved in therapy. "Therapeutic approach to criminality"
Exact synonyms: Therapeutical
Partainyms: Therapy, Therapy
Derivative terms: Therapy, Therapy

Definition of Therapeutic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the healing art; concerned in discovering and applying remedies for diseases; curative.

2. n. One of the Therapeutæ.

Definition of Therapeutic

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to therapy. ¹

2. Adjective. Having healing powers. ¹

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Definition of Therapeutic

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Medical Definition of Therapeutic

1. 1. Pertaining to therapeutics or to the art of healing. 2. Compounds that are used to treat specific diseases or medical conditions. 3. Curative. Origin: Gr. Therapeutikos = inclined to serve (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Therapeutic

therapeutic (current term)
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therapeutic fever
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Literary usage of Therapeutic

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1. Overview of Addiction Treatment Effectiveness by Mim J. Landry (1996)
"The pretreatment profiles of patients who participate in therapeutic ... The types of treatment services at therapeutic communities often include encounter ..."

2. The Practice of pediatrics by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1914)
"therapeutic MEASURES therapeuticS IN CHILDREN It has been my object, in this work, to present as clear and detailed a description of the management of the ..."

3. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"therapeutic tests are so frequently used in the diagnosis of syphilis that I should like to present to you 5 cases illustrating aspects of this procedure ..."

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