allopathic medicine

noun

: a system of medical practice that emphasizes diagnosing and treating disease and the use of conventional, evidence-based therapeutic measures (such as drugs or surgery)

called also allopathy

compare osteopathic medicine

Examples of allopathic medicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With its holistic methodology, TWC incorporates traditional allopathic medicine with natural healing methods, lifestyle modification, and community involvement. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 26 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of allopathic medicine was in 1835

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“Allopathic medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allopathic%20medicine. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

allopathic medicine

noun
: a system of medical practice that emphasizes diagnosing and treating disease and the use of conventional, evidence-based therapeutic measures (such as drugs or surgery)

called also allopathy

compare osteopathic medicine
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