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chi·ro·prac·tic

 (kī′rə-prăk′tĭk)
n.
A system of health care that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system and their effects on overall health. The method of treatment usually involves manipulation of the spinal column and other body structures.

[chiro- + Greek prāktikos, practical; see practical.]

chi′ro·prac′tic adj.
chi′ro·prac′tor n.

chiropractic

(ˌkaɪrəˈpræktɪk)
n
(Complementary Medicine) a system of treating bodily disorders by manipulation of the spine and other parts, based on the belief that the cause is the abnormal functioning of a nerve
[C20: from chiro- + -practic, from Greek praktikos effective, practical]
ˈchiroˌpractor n

chi•ro•prac•tic

(ˌkaɪ rəˈpræk tɪk)

n.
a therapeutic system based upon the interactions of the spine and nervous system, the method of treatment usu. being to adjust the segments of the spinal column.
[1895–1900, Amer.; chiro- + -practic < Greek praktikós]
chi′ro•prac`tor, n.

chi·ro·prac·tic

(kī′rə-prăk′tĭk)
A system for treating disorders of the body, especially disorders of the bones, muscles, and joints, by manipulating the vertebrae of the spine and other structures.

chiropractic

1. Also called chiropraxis. a therapeutic system based on the doctrine that disease is the result of interference with nerve function and that adjusting the segments of the spinal column will restore a normal condition.
2. a chiropractor. — chiropractor, n.
See also: Remedies

chiropractic

From the Greek “cheiro” and “praktikos,” meaning done by hand,” this is a manipulative therapy based on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical joint disorders and their effects on the nervous system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chiropractic - a method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressurechiropractic - a method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressure
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
Translations

chiropractic

[ˌkaɪərəʊˈpræktɪk]
A. ADJquiropráctico
B. Nquiropráctica f

chiropractic

[ˈkaɪərəpræktɪk] nchiropraxie f, chiropractie f

chiropractic

nChiropraktik f

chiropractic

[ˌkaɪrəˈpræktɪk] nchiroterapia

chi·ro·prac·tic

n. quiropráctica, sistema terapéutico que recurre a la manipulación y ajustamiento de las estructuras del cuerpo esp. la columna vertebral en relación con el sistema nervioso.

chiropractic

n quiropráctica
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