Allopathy
Allopathy Al*lop"a*thy, n. [Gr. ? other + ? suffering, ?, ?, to suffer: cf. G. allopathie, F. allopathie. See {Pathos}.] 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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • allopathy — (n.) 1842, treatment of disease by remedies that produce effects opposite to the symptoms, from Ger. Allopathie (Hahnemann), from Gk. allos other (see ALIAS (Cf. alias)) + patheia, comb. form of pathos suffering, disease, feeling (see PATHOS (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • allopathy — [ə läp′ə thē] n. [Ger allopathie (see ALLO & PATHY), after Gr allopatheia, subjection to external influences] treatment of disease by remedies that produce effects different from or opposite to those produced by the disease: loosely applied to… …   English World dictionary

  • Allopathy — The system of medical practice which treats disease by the use of remedies which produce effects different from those produced by the disease under treatment. MDs practice allopathic medicine. The term allopathy was coined in 1842 by C.F.S.… …   Medical dictionary

  • allopathy — allopathic /al euh path ik/, adj. allopathically, adv. /euh lop euh thee/, n. the method of treating disease by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated (opposed to homeopathy). [1835 45; < G Allopathie.… …   Universalium

  • allopathy — noun a) traditional medicine b) a traditional medical method or treatment …   Wiktionary

  • ALLOPATHY —    in opposition to homoeopathy, the treatment of disease by producing a condition of the system different from or opposite to the condition essential to the disease to be cured …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • allopathy — see HOMEOPATHY …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • allopathy — al·lop·a·thy || É™ lÉ’pəθɪ n. treatment of diseases using substances that cause different effects from that of the disease itself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allopathy — [ə lɒpəθi] noun the treatment of disease by conventional means, i.e. with drugs having effects opposite to the symptoms. Often contrasted with homeopathy. Derivatives allopath noun allopathic adjective allopathist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • allopathy — n. Heteropathy …   New dictionary of synonyms

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