therapeutic


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to therapeutic: therapeutic communication, Therapeutic Recreation, Therapeutic massage

ther·a·peu·tic

 (thĕr′ə-pyo͞o′tĭk)
adj. also ther·a·peu·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
1. Having or exhibiting healing powers: a therapeutic agent; therapeutic exercises.
2. Of or relating to the medical treatment of a disease or condition.
n.
A drug or other therapeutic agent.

[New Latin therapeuticus, from Greek therapeutikos, from therapeutēs, one who administers, from therapeuein, to serve, administer treatment, from theraps, therap-, attendant; see therapy.]

ther′a·peu′ti·cal·ly adv.

therapeutic

(ˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk)
adj
1. (Medicine) of or relating to the treatment of disease; curative
2. (Medicine) serving or performed to maintain health: therapeutic abortion.
[C17: from New Latin therapeuticus, from Greek therapeutikos, from therapeuein to minister to, from theraps an attendant]
ˌtheraˈpeutically adv

ther•a•peu•tic

(ˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪk)

adj. Also, ther`a•peu′ti•cal.
1. of or pertaining to the treating or curing of disease or disorders; curative; rehabilitative.
2. serving to maintain or restore health: therapeutic abortion.
3. having a beneficial effect on one's mental state, esp. in serving to relax or calm.
n.
4. a therapeutic substance.
[1535–45; < Greek therapeutikós=therapeú(ein) to attend, treat medically (akin to therápōn attendant) + -tikos -tic]
ther`a•peu′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.therapeutic - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve paintherapeutic - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
acoustic - a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
antidote, counterpoison - a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
emetic, nauseant, vomitive, vomit - a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
lenitive - remedy that eases pain and discomfort
lotion, application - liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin; "a lotion for dry skin"
magic bullet - a remedy (drug or therapy or preventive) that cures or prevents a disease; "there is no magic bullet against cancer"
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
ointment, salve, unguent, balm, unction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
alleviant, palliative, alleviator - remedy that alleviates pain without curing
catholicon, cure-all, nostrum, panacea - hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
preventative, preventive, prophylactic - remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; "the doctor recommended several preventatives"
Adj.1.therapeutic - tending to cure or restore to healththerapeutic - tending to cure or restore to health; "curative powers of herbal remedies"; "her gentle healing hand"; "remedial surgery"; "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air"; "a therapeutic agent"; "therapeutic diets"
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
2.therapeutic - relating to or involved in therapy; "therapeutic approach to criminality"

therapeutic

therapeutic

adjective
Serving to cure:
Translations
عِلاجِي
léčebný
gyógyászati
meîferîar-
tedavi edici

therapeutic

[ˌθerəˈpjuːtɪk] ADJterapéutico

therapeutic

[ˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk] adj
[drugs, properties] → thérapeutique
(= relaxing) → qui détend

therapeutic(al)

adjtherapeutisch; to be therapeutictherapeutisch wirken

therapeutic

[ˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk] adjterapeutico/a

therapy

(ˈθerəpi) noun
the (methods of) treatment of disease, disorders of the body etc. speech therapy; physiotherapy.
ˈtherapist noun
therapeutic (θerəˈpjuːtik) adjective
of or concerning the healing and curing of disease. therapeutic treatment/exercises.

ther·a·peu·tic

a. terapéutico-a.
1. que tiene propiedades curativas;
2. rel. a la terapéutica;
___ indicationsindicaciones ___ -s;
___ plasma exchangeintercambio ___ de plasma.

therapeutic

adj terapéutico
References in classic literature ?
My wounds gave me but little pain, so wonderfully and rapidly had the applications and injections of the female exercised their therapeutic powers, and so deftly had she bound and plastered the injuries.
As soon as the words were spoken he regretted them, not only because they were untrue-there being no prospect of his receiving cash payment from Hale-but also because he knew from experience the imprudence of letting Zeena think he was in funds on the eve of one of her therapeutic excursions.
What he really cared for was a medium for his work, a vehicle for his ideas; and after all, was he not bound to prefer the object of getting a good hospital, where he could demonstrate the specific distinctions of fever and test therapeutic results, before anything else connected with this chaplaincy?
For a long time he wanted to; but presently nature and an outraged stomach relieved themselves in their own therapeutic manner, the ape-man broke into a violent perspiration and then fell into a normal and untroubled sleep which persisted well into the afternoon.
com/research/xmg73n/trends_in) has announced the addition of the "Trends in Therapeutic Partnering 2010-2015" report to their offering.
com)-- In order to support continued growth and meet 2013 goals and objectives, Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows has strategically added new personnel at their Dayton, OH headquarters.
As such, it offers an interesting perspective that includes not only personal narratives from women who have been traumatized, but also offers a detailed therapeutic process related to each stage of the traveler's journey and examples of women's struggles along the route.
In order for the oil to be considered therapeutic, the primary constituents within an essential oil have to occur in certain percentages.
It is expected that this research will also contribute to the identification of new targets for drug discovery, diagnostics, and future therapeutic approaches involving metal complexes, although drug development, per se, is not a focus of the program.
Some researchers argue that there's no solid evidence that this facet of psychotherapy, known as the therapeutic alliance (SN: 1/11/97, p.
Obtaining the European development and commercialization rights to Super-Leu-Dox is a significant step for Diatos, demonstrating our commitment to building a pipeline of cancer therapeutic products, and positions Diatos as a key player in the emerging field of prodrug-based therapeutics," said Dr.
And so, he has been criticized by some for allowing federal funds to be spent on even one such cell line, and by others for denying federal funds that would go to basic research that might generate the medically most useful cells for therapeutic purposes.