in·​te·​gra·​tive | \ ˈin-tə-ˌgrā-tiv How to pronounce integrative (audio) \

Definition of integrative

: serving to integrate or favoring integration : directed toward integration the integrative powers of the human imagination— J. A. McPherson

Examples of integrative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers brought a new take to the question using a technique called integrative modeling. Anna Blaustein, Scientific American, 26 Oct. 2021 Kailyn Knight, who works on the integrative medicine team at Providence Portland, said the medical center provided employees with a three-month stipend for child care early in the pandemic. oregonlive, 22 Oct. 2021 Patients should have access to a full range of support services including integrative oncology specialists within rehabilitative medicine, social work, nutritional specialists, palliative medicine and behavioral health. Alia Abdulla,, 30 Sep. 2021 Goodrum had to hit the ground running after being promoted from coordinator for integrative sports performance at the age of 27. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Sep. 2021 According to primary care physician Carrie Lam, MD, who specializes in functional and integrative medicine at the Lam Clinic in Tustin, California, a variety of studies have been performed on the benefits of cannabis for pain., 27 Sep. 2021 Veracity also recommends diet, lifestyle, and supplements from an all-female team of medical advisers, with dermatology, endocrinology, OB-GYN, functional medicine, molecular and integrative physiology, and nutrition experts. Laura Pitcher, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 July 2021 Anchored by the life's practice and research of Dr. Deepak Chopra, a pioneer in integrative medicine, Chopra Global's signature programs have been proven to improve overall well-being through a focus on physical, mental and spiritual health. Michael Alpiner, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 Essential oils have many benefits, notes Cleveland Clinic integrative medicine specialist, Dr. Yufang Lin in an article on essential oils. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of integrative

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Integrative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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in·​te·​gra·​tive | \ ˈint-ə-ˌgrāt-iv How to pronounce integrative (audio) \

Medical Definition of integrative

: tending to integrate the integrative action of the nervous system


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