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allopathy

[uh-lop-uh-thee] /əˈlɒp ə θi/
noun
1.
the method of treating disease by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated (opposed to homeopathy).
Origin of allopathy
1835-1845
1835-45; < German Allopathie. See allo-, -pathy
Related forms
allopathic
[al-uh-path-ik] /ˌæl əˈpæθ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
allopathically, adverb
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  • The best way to settle the quarrel between capital and labor is by allopathic doses of Peter-Cooperism.

    How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden
  • We'll give 'em medicine in allopathic doses, and it will be a case of 'kill or cure.'

  • The following selections from the allopathic works will prove what is above stated.

  • But up to seven I lived exclusively on allopathic medicines.

    Mark Twain's Speeches Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • There are about one hundred women physicians in the State, seventy-five allopathic and the rest belonging to other schools.

  • That comes of avoiding all allopathic messes like the devil.

    Lady Rose's Daughter Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Witness Job, whose wife had nothing to prescribe for his carbuncles but allopathic doses of profanity!

    The Wedding Ring T. De Witt Talmage
  • Pneumonia followed; physicians came with torments of plasters and allopathic dosings that brought no relief.

  • Benninghausen is an admirable example of the application of the allopathic principle to penology.

    The Vagrancy Problem. William Harbutt Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for allopathic

allopathic

/ˌæləˈpæθɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or used in allopathy
Derived Forms
allopathically, adverb

allopathy

/əˈlɒpəθɪ/
noun
1.
the orthodox medical method of treating disease, by inducing a condition different from or opposed to the cause of the disease Compare homeopathy
Derived Forms
allopathic (ˌæləˈpæθɪk) adjective
allopathically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for allopathic
adj.

1830, from French allopathique (see allopathy). Related: Allopathically.

allopathy

n.

1842, "treatment of disease by remedies that produce effects opposite to the symptoms," from German Allopathie (Hahnemann), from Greek allos "other" (see alias) + -patheia, "suffering, disease, feeling" (see -pathy). The term applied by homeopathists to traditional medicine.

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allopathic in Medicine

allopathy al·lop·a·thy (ə-lŏp'ə-thē)
n.
A method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects antagonistic to those caused by the disease itself.


al'lo·path'ic (āl'ə-pāth'ĭk) adj.
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