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os·te·op·a·thy

(ŏs′tē-ŏp′ə-thē)
n.
1. A system of medicine that involves palpation and noninvasive manipulation of the musculoskeletal system in the diagnosis and treatment of physical dysfunction, in conjunction with other medical, surgical, pharmacological, and therapeutic procedures, aimed at restoring physical function and promoting the body's ability to heal itself.
2. A system of manual therapeutic techniques aimed at restoring physical function and promoting the body's ability to heal itself, performed by a practitioner who is not a licensed physician.

os′te·o·path′ic (-ə-păth′ĭk) adj.
os′te·o·path′i·cal·ly adv.
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osteopathy

(ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪ)
n
(Medicine) a system of healing based on the manipulation of bones or other parts of the body
osteopathic adj
ˌosteoˈpathically adv
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os•te•op•a•thy

(ˌɒs tiˈɒp ə θi)

n.
a system of medical practice emphasizing the manipulation of muscles and bones to promote structural integrity and the relief of certain disorders.
[1855–60]
os`te•o•path′ic (-əˈpæθ ɪk) adj.
os`te•o•path′i•cal•ly, adv.
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osteopathy

1. a disease of the bone.
2. a therapeutic system based upon the premise that restoring or maintaining health requires manipulation of the skeleton and muscles to preserve normal structure. — osteopath, osteopathist, n.osteopathie, adj.
See also: Bones
a medical specialty that emphasizes manipulation of the skeleton to treat illnesses. — osteopath, n. — osteopathie, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
a method of treating ailments on the premise that they result from the pressure of misplaced bones on nerves, and are curable by manipulation. — osteopath, n. — osteopathie, adj.
See also: Remedies
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osteopathy

From the Greek words “osteo-” meaning bone, and -pathy” meaning disease, this is a therapy that uses manipulation of the bones and muscles to alleviate pain, especially in the back.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.osteopathy - therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and musclesosteopathy - therapy based on the assumption that restoring health is best accomplished by manipulating the skeleton and muscles
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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Translations

osteopathy

[ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪ] Nosteopatía f
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osteopathy

nOsteopathologie f
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osteopathy

[ˌɒstɪˈɒpəθɪ] nchiroterapia
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os·te·op·a·thy

n. osteopatía.
1. sistema terapéutico médico con énfasis en la relación entre los órganos y el sistema muscular esquelético que hace uso de la manipulación como medio de corrección;
2. cualquier enfermedad de los huesos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

osteopathy

n osteopatía, rama de la medicina que enfatiza holismo y emplea manipulación de los huesos y músculos para curar
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References in periodicals archive ?
Osteopathia striata, also known as Voorhoeve's Disease, is a benign autosomal dominant or sporadically inherited disorder in bone formation first described by Voorhoeve in 1924.
Osteopoikilosis (also known as Albers-Schonberg disease, spotted bone disease, or osteopathia condensans disseminata) is a rare, usually asymptomatic bone disorder with an incidence of 1 in 50 000.
Melorheostosis in adults has four distinct radiological appearances in the X-ray: the classic dropping wax appearance, osteoma-like lesion, myositis ossificans- (MO-) like lesion, osteopathia striata-like lesion, and mixed picture [3].
Osteopoikiloz (Spotted Bone, Osteopathia Condensans Disseminata), otozomal dominant gecis gosteren, nadir gorulen, karakteristik radyolojik ozellikleri olan osteosklerotik displazidir (1,2).
The differential diagnosis of osteopoikilosis includes: sclerotic bone metastasis (especially from prostate cancer) [21], osteopathia striata, osteoporosis, melorheostosis, tuberous sclerosis, hyperparathyroidism [27, 28], mastocytosis, enostosis, osteoma [14].
Osteopathia striata is another rare bone dysplasia, characterized by long hyperdense striations mainly in the metaphyses of long bones and pelvis.
It may occur in association with other types of sclerosing bone dysplasias such as osteopoikilosis and osteopathia striata (4) and with tumor-forming disease such as tuberous sclerosis and neurofibromatosis.