chiropractic
chiropractic chiropractic n. a method of medical treatment that manipulates body structures, especially the spine, in the belief that it restores proper nerve functioning. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • chiropractic — chiropractic, chiropractics /kayrapraektak(s)/ The practice of chiropractic is a method of detecting and correcting by manual or mechanical means structural imbalance, distortion or subluxations in the human body to remove nerve interferences… …   Black's law dictionary

  • chiropractic — chiropractic, chiropractics /kayrapraektak(s)/ The practice of chiropractic is a method of detecting and correcting by manual or mechanical means structural imbalance, distortion or subluxations in the human body to remove nerve interferences… …   Black's law dictionary

  • chiropractic — coined in Amer.Eng. 1898, from CHIRO (Cf. chiro ) hand + praktikos practical (see PRACTICAL (Cf. practical)), the whole of it loosely meant as done by hand …   Etymology dictionary

  • chiropractic — ► NOUN ▪ a system of complementary medicine based on the manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column. DERIVATIVES chiropractor noun. ORIGIN from Greek kheir hand + praktikos practical …   English terms dictionary

  • chiropractic — ☆ chiropractic [kī΄rō prak′tik, kī′rō prak΄tik ] n. [< CHIRO + Gr praktikos, practical: see PRACTICE] the science and art of restoring or maintaining health, practiced by a licensed professional, based on the theory that disease is caused by… …   English World dictionary

  • Chiropractic — Intervention A chiropract …   Wikipedia

  • Chiropractic — A system of diagnosis and treatment based on the concept that the nervous system coordinates all of the body’s functions, and that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function. Chiropractic employs manipulation and adjustment of body… …   Medical dictionary

  • chiropractic — /kuy reuh prak tik/, n. 1. a therapeutic system based primarily upon the interactions of the spine and nervous system, the method of treatment usually being to adjust the segments of the spinal column. 2. a chiropractor. [1895 1900, Amer.; CHIRO… …   Universalium

  • chiropractic — noun Etymology: chir + Greek praktikos practical, operative more at practical Date: 1898 a system of therapy which holds that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function and which employs manipulation and specific adjustment of body… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chiropractic — [[t]ka͟ɪ͟ərəpræktɪk[/t]] N UNCOUNT Chiropractic is the treatment of injuries by pressing and moving people s joints, especially the spine …   English dictionary

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