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n. pl. hy·drop·a·thies
Internal and external use of water as a therapeutic treatment for all forms of disease.

hy′dro·path′ic (hī′drə-păth′ĭk), hy′dro·path′i·cal adj.
hy·drop′a·thist, hy′dro·path′ n.


(Complementary Medicine) a pseudoscientific method of treating disease by the use of large quantities of water both internally and externally. Also called: water cure Compare hydrotherapy
hydropathic, ˌhydroˈpathical adj
hyˈdropathist, ˈhydroˌpath n


(haɪˈdrɒp ə θi)

a method of treating disease by immersing the body or body part in water, by taking water internally, or both.
hy•dro•path•ic (ˌhaɪ drəˈpæθ ɪk) hy`dro•path′i•cal, adj.
hy•drop′a•thist, hy′dro•path`, n.


the “water cure,” first developed in Germany in 1825. Also called hydriatrics. — hydropathist, n.hydropathic, adj.
See also: Water
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Noun1.hydropathy - the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
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With these appeared the adepts of homoeopathy, of hydropathy, of mesmerism, of phrenology, and their wonderful theories of the Christian miracles
Not unlike hydropathy and homeopathy, naturopathy drew from the ranks of German healers, philosophical idealists, spiritual and mental healers, vegetarians, botanics, antivaccination and antivivisectionists, and individualists who rejected authority, including licensing, in their endorsement of "every man his own physician.
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org/protparam/), the physicochemical properties of signal peptide sequences including amino acid composition, positive or negative charge of amino acids, molecular weight, pI, aliphatic index, grand average of hydropathy (GRAVY), and instability index were analyzed in silico (16).
Hydropathy analysis predicted six transmembrane regions with an N-terminus localized in the cytoplasm, similar to the sequence reported for other MIP superfamily members.
Though some of the Battle Creek Sanitarium therapies may seem bizarre to modern minds -- hydropathy, sexual temperance, Fletcherism (chewing one's food until liquefied) -- compared to the prevailing medical quackery of purgatives, elixirs, and bloodletting, Kellogg's emphasis on a clean diet, exercise, and mind-body connection seem cutting edge even today.
The next section includes the physicochemical properties like molecular weight, pI, amino acid composition, and hydropathy plot.
This is most prominently seen in Elizabeth Newald's essay on hydropathy, a form of medical treatment involving water baths, in nineteenth-century Cork.
The various figures who appear in this narrative have their own unstereotypical lives: from George Drysdale (Edward Lane's friend and his wife's brother), who suffered a nervous breakdown and emerged as a promoter of free love and author of a sex manual; the novelist Catherine Crowe, who was found one night wandering naked around London (an escapade she attributed to chronic stomach problems); and Edward Lane himself and his hydropathy spa, which was frequented by Charles Darwin (who endured horrible bouts of vomiting and flatulence), among others.
Hydrotherapy: Also called hydropathy and aquatic therapy, hydrotherapy literally means using water in the treatment of disease.
For the analysis of Protein Structure; hydropathy analysis using the Kyte-Doolittle algorithm, (11) was performed using a window size of nine amino acids using linear weight variation model, for both mutant and wild type PCSK9.