[ sō-măt′ə-thĕr′ə-pē, sō′mə-tə- ]
Therapy directed at bodily or physical disorders.
Therapy employing chemical or physical methods, especially the treatment of mental illness by such means as drugs, shock therapy, and lobotomy.
- somatosensory cortex,
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