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

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Recent Examples on the Web About $20 billion would go to the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority for procuring vaccines and therapeutics. WSJ, "Covid-19 Live Updates: Total U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 19 Million," 28 Dec. 2020 Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s initiative to speed development of vaccines and therapeutics, has repeatedly declined to disclose the number of doses the federal government is sending to each state or jurisdiction. Washington Post, "With a coronavirus vaccine authorized, hospitals scramble to determine when it will arrive and who gets it first," 12 Dec. 2020 President Trump has baselessly complained that the FDA slowed the approval of vaccines and therapeutics until after the election. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, "FDA Commissioner Says Vaccine Approval Process Will Be Transparent and Guided by Data," 10 Dec. 2020 Stock prices in pharmaceutical companies producing Covid-19 vaccines and therapeutics have risen drastically this year, aided in part by the U.S. government’s promise of billions of dollars for Covid-19 vaccines. Melody Schreiber, The New Republic, "Pharma Executives Are Profiting From Covid Vaccine Press Releases," 25 Nov. 2020 The Department of Defense has turned its Operation Warp Speed coronavirus effort to therapeutics, announcing a $375 million purchase agreement Wednesday to buy Eli Lilly’s as-yet unproven antibody treatment. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "DOD and HHS team up on $1.1B coronavirus therapeutics purchase," 28 Oct. 2020 Scientists are hoping that Piedrahita’s brain will help them in the development of therapeutics. Los Angeles Times, "Latinx Files: Why we need a Latino museum," 17 Dec. 2020 People might accept a day or two of soreness and fever after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, says Ann Barbier, chief medical officer at the mRNA therapeutics company Translate Bio. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "Messenger RNA gave us a COVID-19 vaccine. Will it treat diseases, too?," 16 Dec. 2020 Convalescent plasma therapeutics are also available. CBS News, "Transcript: Robert Garrett on "Face the Nation," December 13, 2020," 13 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of therapeutics

1671, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2021

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“Therapeutics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of therapeutics

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


noun plural 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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