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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.
(Medicine) the orthodox medical method of treating disease, by inducing a condition different from or opposed to the cause of the disease. Compare homeopathy
al•lop•a•thy(əˈlɒp ə θi)
the method of treating disease by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated (opposed to homeopathy).
[1835–45; < German Allopathie.]
al•lo•path•ic (ˌæl əˈpæθ ɪk) adj.
allopathy, homeopathy - Allopathy is treatment to suppress the symptoms of illness using the principle of opposites, while homeopathy encourages, rather than suppresses, the body's reaction to an illness.
See also related terms for illness.
allopathy, allopath, allopathist - Another word for conventional medical treatment is allopathy; an allopath or allopathist is a physician.
See also related terms for physician.
the method of treating diseases by using agents that produce effects different from those of the disease. Cf. homeopathy. — allopath, allopathist, n. — allopathie, adj.See also: Remedies
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|Noun||1.||allopathy - the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself|