somatotherapy

[ sō-mătə-thĕr′ə-pē, sōmə-tə- ]

n.

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.

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