osteopathic medicine

noun

: a system of medical practice that emphasizes a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care and utilizes the manipulation of musculoskeletal tissues along with other therapeutic measures (such as the use of drugs or surgery) to prevent and treat disease

called also osteopathy

compare allopathic medicine

Examples of osteopathic medicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The association supports all of the accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine, said Susan Devero, executive director of marketing, communications and community relations at the colleges. Monica Brich, Arkansas Online, 7 May 2023 Nassar and his attorneys also argued that his treatments entailed trigger-point therapy and osteopathic medicine medicine practices. Kenny Jacoby, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2023 According to the American Osteopathic Association, osteopathic medicine doctors practice in all medical specialities, including primary care, pediatrics, OBGYN, emergency medicine, psychiatry and surgery. Monica Brich, Arkansas Online, 7 May 2023 At a hearing last month by the state boards of medicine and osteopathic medicine, Democratic state Rep. Rita Harris read off a list of 22 professional bodies, including the American Medical Assn., that opposed restrictions on young persons’ access to gender-affirming care. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of osteopathic medicine was in 1900

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“Osteopathic medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteopathic%20medicine. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

osteopathic medicine

noun
: a system of medical practice that emphasizes a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care and utilizes the manipulation of musculoskeletal tissues along with other therapeutic measures (such as the use of drugs or surgery) to prevent and treat disease

called also osteopathy

compare allopathic medicine
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