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Definition of Therapeutics

Therapeutics: In medicine, the branch that deals specifically with the treatment of disease and the art and science of healing.

In pharmacology, therapeutics accordingly refers to the use of drugs and the method of their administration in the treatment of disease.

The word comes from the Greek "therapeia" meaning "a service, an attendance" the related verb being "therapeuo" meaning "I wait upon."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=18810
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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