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ther·a·py

 (thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. ther·a·pies
1. Treatment of illness, injury, or disability.
2. Psychotherapy.
3. Healing power or quality: the therapy of fresh air and sun.

[New Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia, from therapeuein, to treat medically; see therapeutic.]
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therapy

(ˈθɛrəpɪ)
n, pl -pies
(Medicine)
a. the treatment of physical, mental, or social disorders or disease
b. (in combination): physiotherapy; electrotherapy.
[C19: from New Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia attendance; see therapeutic]
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ther•a•py

(ˈθɛr ə pi)

n., pl. -pies.
1. the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitative, or curative process: speech therapy.
3. a curative power or quality.
4. any act, task, program, etc., that relieves tension.
[1840–50; < Greek therapeía healing (akin to therápōn attendant)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
medical aid, medical care - professional treatment for illness or injury
aromatherapy - the therapeutic use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils in baths or massage
chemotherapy - the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)
correction - treatment of a specific defect; "the correction of his vision with eye glasses"
electric healing, electrical healing, electrotherapy, galvanism - the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)
heliotherapy, insolation - therapeutic exposure to sunlight
hormone replacement therapy, hormone-replacement therapy, HRT - hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women; believed to protect them from heart disease and osteoporosis
immunotherapy - therapy designed to produce immunity to a disease or to enhance resistance by the immune system
infrared therapy - the use of infrared radiation (as by infrared lamps or heating pads or hot water bottles) to relieve pain and increase circulation to a particular area of the body
inflation therapy - therapy in which water or oxygen or a drug is introduced into the respiratory tract with inhaled air
electromotive drug administration, EMDA, ionic medication, iontophoresis, iontotherapy - therapy that uses a local electric current to introduce the ions of a medicine into the tissues
medication - the act of treating with medicines or remedies
megavitamin therapy - therapy based on a theory that taking very large doses of vitamins will prevent or cure physical or psychological disorders
occupational therapy - therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life, especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities in spite of impairments or limitations in physical or mental functions
physiatrics, physical therapy, physiotherapy - therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities
botanical medicine, herbal therapy, phytotherapy - the use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes (especially plants that are not part of the normal diet)
psychotherapy - the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means
actinotherapy, radiation therapy, radiotherapy, irradiation, radiation - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
shock therapy, shock treatment - treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions
speech therapy - any therapy intended to correct a disorder of speech
refrigeration - deliberately lowering the body's temperature for therapeutic purposes; "refrigeration by immersing the patient's body in a cold bath"
thermotherapy - the use of heat to treat a disease or disorder; heating pads or hot compresses or hot-water bottles are used to promote circulation in peripheral vascular disease or to relax tense muscles
thrombolytic therapy - therapy consisting of the administration of a pharmacological agent to cause thrombolysis of an abnormal blood clot
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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therapy

noun
1. remedy, treatment, cure, healing, method of healing, remedial treatment anti-cancer therapy
2. psychotherapy, analysis, psychoanalysis He's having therapy to conquer his phobia.
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therapy

noun
The systematic application of remedies to effect a cure:
Informal: rehab.
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Translations
عِلاجعِلَاج
terapie
terapi
terapia
terapija
terápia
meîferî, lækning
治療, 治癒, 療法治癒力療法
요법
gydymasgydytojas specialistasterapinis
terapija
terapia
zdravljenje
terapi
การบำบัดโรค
liệu pháp

therapy

[ˈθerəpɪ] Nterapia f
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therapy

[ˈθɛrəpi]
n (medical, psychological)thérapie f
to be in therapy → suivre une thérapie
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therapy

nTherapie f
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therapy

[ˈθɛrəpɪ] nterapia
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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.
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therapy

عِلَاج terapie terapi Therapie θεραπευτική αγωγή terapia terapia thérapie terapija terapia 療法 요법 therapie terapi terapia terapia терапия terapi การบำบัดโรค terapi liệu pháp 治疗
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ther·a·py

n. terapia, terapéutica, tratamiento de una enfermedad;
adjuvant ______ adjunta;
anticoagulant ______ anticoagulante;
behavioral ______ de conducta;
biologic ______ biológica;
by substitution ______ substitutiva;
diathermic ______ diatérmica;
electroshock ___electrochoque;
group ______ de grupo;
inhalation ______ por inhalación;
immune suppressive ______ inmunosupresiva;
non-specific ______ inespecífica;
occupational ______ ocupacional;
oxygen ______ de oxígeno;
radiation ______ por radiación;
respiratory ______ respiratoria;
supportive ______ de apoyo;
systemic ______ sistémica.
V. cuadro en la página 249.
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