- the branch of medicine concerned with the remedial treatment of disease.
Origin of therapeutics
- of or relating to the treating or curing of disease; curative.
- a therapeutic substance.
Origin of therapeutic
Examples from the Web for therapeutics
With new lines of therapeutics, patients are living longer than ever before.Gene Editing Could Erase HIV
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Michael Zhang
June 11, 2014
Medicine involves diagnosis of illness as well as therapeutics.Psychotherapy
He was as wise with regard to medical ethics as therapeutics.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
In her therapeutics there is nothing new except its extremeness.
More uncertain than therapeutics is the manner of diagnosing to-day!
If medicine, in its results, could look with pride on its therapeutics, it might be explained.
- (functioning as singular) the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease
- of or relating to the treatment of disease; curative
- serving or performed to maintain healththerapeutic abortion
Word Origin and History for therapeutics
pertaining to the healing of disease, 1640s, probably shortened from therapeutical (c.1600), from Modern Latin therapeuticus "curing, healing," from Greek therapeutikos, from therapeutes "one ministering," from therapeutein "to cure, treat," of unknown origin, related to therapon (genitive therapontos) "attendant." Therapeutic was used from 1540s as a noun meaning "the branch of medicine concerned with treatment of disease."
- Medical treatment of disease; the art or science of healing.
- Having or exhibiting healing powers.
- Of or relating to therapeutics.