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organotherapy

[ awr-guh-noh-ther-uh-pee, awr-gan-oh- ]
/ ˌɔr gə noʊˈθɛr ə pi, ɔrˌgæn oʊ- /
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noun

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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Origin of organotherapy

First recorded in 1895–1900; organo- + therapy
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British Dictionary definitions for organotherapy

organotherapy
/ (ˌɔːɡənəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /

noun

the treatment of disease with extracts of animal endocrine glands
organotherapeutic (ˌɔːɡənəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for organotherapy

organotherapy
[ ôr′gə-nō-thĕrə-pē, ôr-găn′ō- ]

n.

The treatment of disease with preparations derived from animal endocrine organs or glandular extracts such as insulin and thyroxin.
or′gan•o•ther′a•peutic (-thĕr′ə-pyōōtĭk) adj.
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