adjective Also ther·a·peu·ti·cal.
- therapeutic abortion,
- therapeutic cloning,
- therapeutic crisis,
- therapeutic index,
- therapeutic ratio
Origin of therapeutic
Examples from the Web for therapeutical
The Hippocratic maxim was a step towards a correct solution of the therapeutical operations of remedial agents.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
Of these, however, only one has stood the test of therapeutical experiment—morphia.Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep|Henry M. Lyman
The various causes of obstruction besides calculi do not offer an inviting field for the exercise of therapeutical skill.
In medicine, friction, whether simple or conjoined with liniments, is a therapeutical agent of considerable power.
The therapeutical results of nearly half a century of painful experiments—we seek them in vain.Vivisection|Albert Leffingwell
Word Origin for therapeutic
pertaining to the healing of disease, 1640s, probably shortened from therapeutical (c.1600), from Modern Latin therapeuticus "curing, healing," from Greek therapeutikos, from therapeutes "one ministering," from therapeutein "to cure, treat," of unknown origin, related to therapon (genitive therapontos) "attendant." Therapeutic was used from 1540s as a noun meaning "the branch of medicine concerned with treatment of disease."