ther·​a·​peu·​tics | \ ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tiks How to pronounce therapeutics (audio) \

Definition of therapeutics

: a branch of medical science dealing with the application of remedies to diseases

Examples of therapeutics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This funding will reimburse UH for expenses such as overtime labor, facility disinfection, personal protective equipment, COVID-19 testing and therapeutics, medical equipment, supplies and security. Julie Washington, cleveland, 12 Jan. 2022 With health officials increasingly resigned to the reality that the coronavirus will not be eliminated easily by widespread vaccinations, the White House is hoping that therapeutics will help contain the harms. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 8 Jan. 2022 Cruz's legislation adds to the mounting opposition Republicans have expressed toward the federal government's September decision to control distribution of monoclonal antibody therapeutics. Sam Dorman, Fox News, 7 Jan. 2022 Biden continued the practice, negotiating with companies to purchase additional vaccine shots and therapeutics and distributing to states for free based on population and risk factors. Anne Flaherty, ABC News, 4 Jan. 2022 Moderna has a large development pipeline that includes another nine vaccines and 13 therapeutics in areas including immuno-oncology and rare diseases. Trefis Team, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 Another $13 billion is needed to boost vaccine supply in 2022 and further scale up testing, therapeutics and surveillance. Ed Silverman Reprints, STAT, 2 June 2021 Arnold Donald, Carnival’s CEO, said in January that the company is working to return all its ships to service by the end of 2021, thanks to the development of low-cost testing and new therapeutics. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, 7 Feb. 2021 Outside of a few pharmaceutical companies making vaccines and therapeutics to battle COVID-19, health care stocks have underperformed nearly all sectors in 2021. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of therapeutics

1671, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2022

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“Therapeutics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of therapeutics

: a branch of medicine that deals with the ways to treat illnesses


noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
ther·​a·​peu·​tics | \ ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-iks How to pronounce therapeutics (audio) \

Medical Definition of therapeutics

: a branch of medical science dealing with the application of remedies to diseases cancer therapeutics

called also therapeusis

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