orthomolecular

adjective or·tho·mo·lec·u·lar \ ˌȯr-thə-mə-ˈle-kyə-lər \

Definition of orthomolecular

: relating to, based on, using, or being a theory according to which disease may be cured by providing the optimum amounts of substances (such as vitamins) normally present in the body
  • orthomolecular therapy
  • orthomolecular psychiatry

First Known Use of orthomolecular

1968


Medical Dictionary

orthomolecular

adjective or·tho·mo·lec·u·lar \ ˌȯr-thə-mə-ˈlek-yə-lər \

medical Definition of orthomolecular

: relating to, based on, using, or being a theory according to which disease may be cured by providing the optimum amounts of substances (as vitamins) normally present in the body
  • orthomolecular therapy
  • orthomolecular psychiatry

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