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[awr-guh-noh-ther-uh-pee, awr-gan-oh-]
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for organotherapy

Historical Examples of 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


  1. the treatment of disease with extracts of animal endocrine glands
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Derived Formsorganotherapeutic (ˌɔːɡənəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk), adjective
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organotherapy in Medicine


(ôr′gə-nō-thĕrə-pē, ôr-găn′ō-)
  1. The treatment of disease with preparations derived from animal endocrine organs or glandular extracts such as insulin and thyroxin.
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Related formsor′gan•o•ther′a•peutic (-thĕr′ə-pyōōtĭk) adj.
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