[ 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.

Origin of organotherapy

First recorded in 1895–1900; organo- + therapy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for organotherapy


/ (ˌɔːɡənəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /


the treatment of disease with extracts of animal endocrine glands

Derived Forms

organotherapeutic (ˌɔːɡənəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for organotherapy


[ ôr′gə-nō-thĕrə-pē, ôr-găn′ō- ]


The treatment of disease with preparations derived from animal endocrine organs or glandular extracts such as insulin and thyroxin.

Related forms

or′gan•o•ther′a•peutic (-thĕr′ə-pyōōtĭk) adj.
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