Definition of therapy
: therapeutic treatment especially of bodily, mental, or behavioral disorder
Examples of therapy in a Sentence
He is undergoing cancer therapy.
talking over my problem with you has been good therapy
Recent Examples of therapy from the Web
But the therapy is recommended for five to 10 years, and women can't get pregnant while taking it because the medication can cause birth defects.
For reasons of public health, readers should be aware that this letter has been ‘heavily and uncritically’ cited as evidence that addiction is rare with opioid therapy.
Jay attended group therapy, and also met with a psychologist and a psychiatrist.
At the suggestion of her daughter Aleta St. James, Mrs. Sliwa studied concept therapy, which promotes whole-body healing, and taught seminars.
Therapy, prayer and traditional 12-step meetings didn't provide much help.
For melanoma, research is leading to possible new treatments, although any new drug or therapy still has to be proven on humans, not just mice.
While antipurinergic therapy (APT) with suramin may not directly change some aspects of abnormal brain development that were present before treatment, APT may improve the function of many brain systems, even if brain structure does not change.
A British researcher showed that one of its therapies actually helped patients suffering from the extremely rare blood disorder called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH, in which a patient’s complement system attacks red blood cells.
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Origin and Etymology of therapy
New Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia, from therapeuein
First Known Use: circa 1846See Words from the same year
THERAPY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of therapy for English Language Learners
: the treatment of physical or mental illnesses
THERAPY Defined for Kids
Definition of therapy for Students
: treatment of a disorder or injury of the body or mind
Medical Definition of therapy
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