[ awr-guh-noh-ther-uh-pee, awr-gan-oh- ]
/ ˌɔr gə noʊˈθɛr ə pi, ɔrˌgæn oʊ- /
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.
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Words nearby organotherapy
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Example sentences from the Web for organotherapy
Organotherapy was as extensively practiced in China as in Egypt.The Evolution of Modern Medicine|William Osler
The chemical isolation of the hormones is, of course, of interest but may not be as vital to organotherapy as we have thought.
British Dictionary definitions for organotherapy
/ (ˌɔːɡənəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /
the treatment of disease with extracts of animal endocrine glands
Derived forms of organotherapyorganotherapeutic (ˌɔːɡənəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for organotherapy
[ ôr′gə-nō-thĕr′ə-pē, ôr-găn′ō- ]
The treatment of disease with preparations derived from animal endocrine organs or glandular extracts such as insulin and thyroxin.
Other words from organotherapyor′gan•o•ther′a•peu′tic (-thĕr′ə-pyōō′tĭk) adj.
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