therapeutics
pathology pa*thol"o*gy (-j[y^]), n.; pl. {pathologies} (-j[i^]z). [Gr. pa`qos a suffering, disease + -logy: cf. F. pathologie.] 1. (Med.) The science which treats of diseases, their nature, causes, progress, symptoms, etc. [1913 Webster]

Note: Pathology is general or special, according as it treats of disease or morbid processes in general, or of particular diseases; it is also subdivided into internal and external, or medical and surgical pathology. Its departments are {nosology}, {[ae]tiology}, {morbid anatomy}, {symptomatology}, and {therapeutics}, which treat respectively of the classification, causation, organic changes, symptoms, and cure of diseases. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) The condition of an organ, tissue, or fluid produced by disease. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Celluar pathology}, a theory that gives prominence to the vital action of cells in the healthy and diseased function of the body. --Virchow. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Therapeutics — Ther a*peu tics, n. [Cf. F. th[ e]rapeutique.] That part of medical science which treats of the discovery and application of remedies for diseases. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • therapeutics — [ther΄ə pyo͞ot′iks] n. the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and cure of diseases; therapy …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • therapeutics — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1671 a branch of medical science dealing with the application of remedies to diseases …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • therapeutics — noun The treatment of disease; the science of healing. See Also: therapeutic …   Wiktionary

  • therapeutics — ther|a|peu|tics [ˌθerəˈpju:tıks] n [U] technical the part of medical science relating to the treatment and cure of illness …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • therapeutics — ther·a peu·tics || ‚ðerÉ™pjuːtɪks n. branch of medicine dealing with healing remedies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • therapeutics — plural noun [treated as sing.] the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease and the action of remedial agents …   English new terms dictionary

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