therapeutics

noun

ther·​a·​peu·​tics ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tiks How to pronounce therapeutics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a branch of medical science dealing with the application of remedies to diseases

Examples of therapeutics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under his watch, vaccination rates climbed beyond 75% of all adults fully vaccinated to date, but the administration also failed to procure sufficient tests and therapeutics for the omicron surge. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 23 Jan. 2023 Such work continues but has not yet reached the point of human clinical trials or marketed therapeutics. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Jan. 2023 But several new therapeutics for Parkinson’s and other synucleinopathies are being developed, and many neurologists believe early intervention could be crucial. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, 13 Jan. 2023 Although there are therapeutics and a vaccine against another type of Ebola virus, Ebola Zaire, there are no such treatments or protections against Ebola Sudan. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 11 Jan. 2023 See all Example Sentences for therapeutics 

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Word History

First Known Use

1671, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of therapeutics was in 1671

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Cite this Entry

“Therapeutics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/therapeutics. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

therapeutics

noun
ther·​a·​peu·​tics ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-iks How to pronounce therapeutics (audio)
: a branch of medical science dealing with the use of remedies

Medical Definition

therapeutics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
ther·​a·​peu·​tics ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-iks How to pronounce therapeutics (audio)
: a branch of medical science dealing with the application of remedies to diseases
cancer therapeutics

called also therapeusis

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