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A method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects different from those caused by the disease itself.

[German Allopathie : Greek allos, other; see allo- + Greek -patheia, suffering; see -pathy.]

al′lo·path′ic (ăl′ə-păth′ĭk) adj.
al′lo·path′i·cal·ly adv.
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Allopathically speaking, there are no acceptable criteria for establishing a diagnosis of mitochondrial cytopathy.
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