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homeopathy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homeopathy  \Ho*me*op"a*thy\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  likeness  of  condition  or 
  feeling;  ?  like  (fr.  ?  same  cf  {Same})  +  ?  to  suffer:  cf 
  F.  hom['e]opathie.  See  {Pathos}.]  (Med.) 
  The  art  of  curing,  founded  on  resemblances;  the  theory  and 
  its  practice  that  disease  is  cured  (tuto,  cito,  et  jucunde) 
  by  remedies  which  produce  on  a  healthy  person  effects  similar 
  to  the  symptoms  of  the  complaint  under  which  the  patient 
  suffers,  the  remedies  being  usually  administered  in  minute 
  doses.  This  system  was  founded  by  Dr  Samuel  Hahnemann  and 
  is  opposed  to  {allopathy},  or  {heteropathy}.  [Written  also 
  {hom[oe]opathy}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  homeopathy 
  n  :  a  method  of  treating  disease  with  small  amounts  of  remedies 
  that  in  large  amounts  in  healthy  people,  produce 
  symptoms  similar  to  those  being  treated  [syn:  {homoeopathy}] 
  [ant:  {allopathy}] 




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