allopathy

What is allopathy?

allopathy is A system of medicine based on the theory that successful therapy depends on creating a condition antagonistic to, or incompatible with, the condition to be treated. Thus, drugs such as antibiotics are given to combat diseases caused by the organisms to which they are antagonistic.

 

source: A GLOSSARY OF TERMS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE AND SERVICES FOR OLDER PERSONS. World Health Organization, 2004.

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