allopathy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n allopathy the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Allopathy That system of medical practice which aims to combat disease by the use of remedies which produce effects different from those produced by the special disease treated; -- a term invented by Hahnemann to designate the ordinary practice, as opposed to homeopathy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n allopathy In medicine, a therapeutic method characterized by the use of agents producing effects different from the symptoms of the disease treated. See homeopathy. The name is incorrectly applied, in distinction from homeopathy, to the traditional school (also called the “regular” or “old” school) of medicine, which opposes the homeopathic theory. Sometimes called heteropathy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Allopathy al-lop′a-thi a name given by homeopathists to the current or orthodox medical practice, to distinguish it from their own Homeopathy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. other + suffering, , , to suffer: cf. G. allopathie, F. allopathie,. See Pathos
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Coined by Hahnemann (1755-1843), Ger. allopathie—Gr. allos, other, patheia, pathos, suffering.

Usage

In literature:

HOMOEOPATHY, n. A school of medicine midway between Allopathy and Christian Science.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
I have experimented with osteopathy and allopathy.
"Mark Twain's Speeches" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Christian Science and allopathy don't mix,' I says, 'and you'd starve, that's what you'd do.
"Kilo" by Ellis Parker Butler
But growed folks they need allopathy.
"Tillie: A Mennonite Maid" by Helen Reimensnyder Martin
I have known it succeed in cholera cases sometimes, however, as well as the allopathy.
"Six Years in the Prisons of England" by A Merchant - Anonymous
AS DEFINED BY ALLOPATHY.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
It would foist allopathy upon every chick and child of us!
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
But a homeopathist is only a man who has never tried allopathy.
"The Transgression of Andrew Vane" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Hydropathy and Allopathy in their practice are like the poles asunder.
"Every Man his own Doctor" by R. T. Claridge
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In news:

Comparative study of placebo-controlled trials of homoeopathy and allopathy .
Comparative study of placebo-controlled trials of homoeopathy and allopathy.
Comparative study of placebo-controlled trials of homoeopathy and allopathy.
The upright postural evaluation methodology common to the clinical disciplines of osteopathy , chiropractic, and allopathy is inherently limited.
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