similia similibus curantur

[ sĭ-mĭlē-ə sĭ-mĭlə-bŭs′ kyə-răntər ]

n.

The homeopathic axiom expressing the law of similars or the doctrine that any drug capable of producing detrimental symptoms in healthy individuals will relieve similar symptoms occurring as an expression of disease.

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