• WordNet 3.6
    • adj therapeutic tending to cure or restore to health "curative powers of herbal remedies","her gentle healing hand","remedial surgery","a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air","a therapeutic agent","therapeutic diets"
    • adj therapeutic relating to or involved in therapy "therapeutic approach to criminality"
    • n therapeutic a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Willow bark, which provides the salicylic acid from which aspirin was originally synthesized, has been used as a pain remedy ever since the Greeks discovered its therapeutic power nearly 2,500 years ago.
    • a Therapeutic (Med) Of or pertaining to the healing art; concerned in discovering and applying remedies for diseases; curative. "Therapeutic or curative physic.""Medicine is justly distributed into “prophylactic,” or the art of preserving health, and therapeutic , or the art of restoring it."
    • n Therapeutic One of the Therapeutæ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • therapeutic Curative; pertaining to the healing art; concerned in discovering and applying remedies for diseases. Also therapeutical.
    • n therapeutic One of the Therapeutæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Therapeutic ther-a-pū′tik pertaining to the healing art: curative
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. thérapeutique, Gr. , from attendant, servant, to serve, take care of, treat medically, attendant, servant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. therapeuein, to take care of, to heal.


In literature:

The remainder of the therapeutic indications, as given above, are admirably met by electric baths.
"The Electric Bath" by George M. Schweig
Why a secret if not to permit extravagant, or fraudulent, claims as to therapeutic merit?
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
All this was fully presented in my work on THERAPEUTIC SARCOGNOMY, published in 1885, which was speedily sold.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, September 1887" by Various
Though engaged chiefly with the great things in surgery, he deserves a place in the list of therapeutic reformers.
"Pioneer Surgery in Kentucky" by David W. Yandell
This method of inflation has only a limited application and is of little therapeutic value.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The whole science of therapeutics is based upon this discovery.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
Dick was, he concluded, bent on therapeutic measures.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
The oil is very readily absorbed from the skin and exerts all its therapeutic actions when thus exhibited.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
I confess that, until very recently, I shared the common impression regarding the utility of vivisection in therapeutics.
"Vivisection" by Albert Leffingwell
Where the one wishes to punish immorality, the other pleads for the necessity of methodical therapeutic treatment.
"A Problem in Modern Ethics" by John Addington Symonds
Digitalis is used in therapeutics exclusively for its action on the circulation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
The hypnotic therapeutics have come to stay.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
Such solutions have no therapeutic action.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
And in therapeutics, is it better yet, or worse?
"Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders" by William A. Alcott
Medicinal soaps, Therapeutic value of, 76.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
The criminal belongs to the sphere of therapeutics.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
From the therapeutic standpoint alone, any kind of occupation was serviceable to the mind and body.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
Has mankind increased in vitality and primordial vigour since you entered the therapeutic arena?
"The Twilight of the Souls" by Louis Couperus
All the beasts are therapeutically useful to man, but few more so than Asinus, the Ass.
"Adventures and Enthusiasms" by E. V. Lucas

In news:

For centuries the waters of the Dead Sea have been known for their therapeutic benefits.
1Yale School of Medicine, Department of Therapeutic Radiology.
Lonnie TImmons III The Smartpatch, by local firm SPR Therapeutics, will be tested to see how it alleviates pain for amputees.
Fundraiser for GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center w/ food, music, fun & prizes at Riverview Inn, 4-7pm, rain or shine, adults $25, children $12.50, under age 4 $5.
The Mulberry Bush School in Oxfordshire, England provides therapeutic care, treatment and education to severely emotionally troubled children aged five to twelve.
Mechanisms of injury and therapeutic targets.
Dyna King will wear the plates for a 16-20 week therapeutic treatment period.
Local residents exploring therapeutic horse riding center in Craig.
Durata Therapeutics today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated dalbavancin as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP).
Pain is a leading reason why patients with GI disorders seek alternative therapeutic agents.
Chicago, 24 July 2008 –The editors of Neurotherapeutics are pleased and proud to announce their July issue, devoted to "Novel Therapeutics for Alzheimer's Disease".
Technology from Albert Einstein Medical School Being Developed by Makefield Therapeutics.
Sales of Teva's MS blockbuster Copaxone are likely to peak this year before giving way as more therapeutic options become available, a Teva exec says.
Umbilical cord blood stem cells are useful for some therapeutic purposes.
Intarcia Therapeutics said it raised $210 million, enabling the biotechnology company to fund late-stage clinical trials for a new diabetes treatment without forming an alliance with a major drug maker.

In science:

SWNTs to delivery therapeutic siRNA into cancer cells [139].
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery
Fowlkes, “Cost-effective assembly of a basic fiberoptic hydrophone for measurements of high-amplitude therapeutic ultrasound fields,” J.
Time-resolved quantitative multiphase interferometric imaging of a highly focused ultrasound pulse
This is motivated in particular by some therapeutic problems (see e.g ), for which χ(T ) yields a lower bound on the achievable growth rates.
Definable zero-sum stochastic games
Structural results provide a basis for the development of new drugs and offer novel therapeutical procedures.
TESLA Technical Design Report Part I: Executive Summary
Zhang in , particularly the model PBN has been using to describe genetic networks and has therapeutic applications, see .
Special homomorphisms between Probabilistic Gene Regulatory Networks
This understanding wil l have a significant impact on the development of techniques for drugs testing and therapeutic intervention for treating human diseases [3, 8, 10].
Special homomorphisms between Probabilistic Gene Regulatory Networks
Greller, The dynamics of molecular networks: Applications to therapeutic discovery, Drug Discov.
Special homomorphisms between Probabilistic Gene Regulatory Networks
Barone F. C. and Feuerstein G. Z. (1999) Inflammatory mediators and stroke: new opportunities for novel therapeutics. J.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Intravenous thrombolysis within 3 hours after symptoms onset represents the first therapeutical approach that can effectively treat acute ischemic stroke .
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Inflammatory mediators and stroke: new opportunities for novel therapeutics. J.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Mary, V., Wahl, F., Uzan, A., Stutzmann, J.M., 2001. Enoxaparin in experimental stroke: neuroprotection and therapeutic window of opportunity.
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
Denis Riendeau (Merck Frosst Center for Therapeutic Research, Kirkland, Quebec, Canada) for providing DFU for this study and critically reviewing this manuscript. We thank Dr. Robert Young (Merck Frosst Canada) and Dr. Stefano Govoni (University of Pavia) for their critical comments on the manuscript.
The highly selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor DFU is neuroprotective when given several hours after transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
Gartel A L and Tyner A L 2002 The Role of the Cyclin-dependent Kinase Inhibitor p21 in Apoptosis; Mol. Cancer Therapeut.
The p53-MDM2 network: from oscillations to apoptosis
First, it appears that higher levels of adherence are needed for HIV disease than other diseases to achieve the desired therapeutic benefit [Paterson et al. (2000)].
A dynamic Bayesian nonlinear mixed-effects model of HIV response incorporating medication adherence, drug resistance and covariates
Finally, it is important to note that the measurement of viral load levels is of special utility as an indirect measure of adherence in HIV therapeutics.
A dynamic Bayesian nonlinear mixed-effects model of HIV response incorporating medication adherence, drug resistance and covariates