noun Date: 1878 medication of oneself or treatment of one's own disease or condition without medical supervision or prescription

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  • self-treatment — n. to resort to self treatment * * * to resort to self treatment …   Combinatory dictionary

  • self-treatment — self treat·ment self trēt mənt n medication of oneself or treatment of one s own disease without medical supervision or prescription …   Medical dictionary

  • self-treatment — self′ treat′ment n …   From formal English to slang

  • self-treatment — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : autotherapy * * * n. * * * self treatˈment noun • • • Main Entry: ↑self …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-treatment — n. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-treatment — noun a) The action of attempting to cure ones own medical condition. b) A method or substance intended to permit the user to cure their own medical condition …   Wiktionary

  • self-treatment movement — n. A movement in which people with minor illnesses avoid doctors and treat their problems using special foods and over the counter medicines (also known, more popularly, as self medication). Example Citation: The self treatment movement is so… …   New words

  • self-medication — self med·i·ca·tion .med ə kā shən n medication of oneself esp. without the advice of a physician: SELF TREATMENT <self medication with nonprescription drugs> …   Medical dictionary

  • self-care — ke(ə)r n care for oneself: SELF TREATMENT …   Medical dictionary

  • self-handicapping — pp. Hindering one s own performance in order to have an excuse for failing; offering excuses for a poor performance before one has even attempted the task. self handicap v. self handicapper n. Example Citation: At Indiana University, sociologist… …   New words

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