- the branch of therapeutics that deals with the use of remedies prepared from the organs of animals, as from the thyroid gland, the pancreas, or the suprarenal bodies.
Origin of organotherapy
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Organotherapy was as extensively practiced in China as in Egypt.The Evolution of Modern Medicine
The chemical isolation of the hormones is, of course, of interest but may not be as vital to organotherapy as we have thought.
- the treatment of disease with extracts of animal endocrine glands
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- The treatment of disease with preparations derived from animal endocrine organs or glandular extracts such as insulin and thyroxin.
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