therapy

noun
ther·​a·​py | \ˈther-ə-pē \
plural therapies

Definition of therapy 

: therapeutic treatment especially of bodily, mental, or behavioral disorder

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Examples of therapy in a Sentence

He is undergoing cancer therapy. talking over my problem with you has been good therapy

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The owners of Affinity Behavioral Health LLC billed the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program for therapy sessions and other services provided by employees who were not licensed clinicians, the attorney’s office said. Ruth Bruno, courant.com, "Norwich Mental Health Center Accused Of Fraudulently Billing State's Medicaid Program," 10 July 2018 Human trials are just beginning for Crispr therapies that would fight cancer and treat sickle cell anemia. Wired.com Staff, WIRED, "WIRED’S Predictions for Bots, Blockchains, Crispr, and More," 22 May 2018 The therapy session is part of a Sacramento Public Library program to help teens reduce stress brought on by the barrage of testing taking place this month. Diana Lambert, sacbee, "Tests got you stressed? Try 'primal screaming' | The Sacramento Bee," 21 May 2018 Crinetics is developing oral therapies for rare gland diseases. Mike Freeman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Venture capital surges for San Diego County startups in second quarter," 12 July 2018 Mojo Hydration is a practice where a medical professional administers IV therapy for health and beauty reasons. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Concierge IV hydration therapy service seeks to rehydrate Louisville," 12 July 2018 All three children’s hospitals in Orlando offer ECMO, but Florida Hospital is the only hospital to offer the therapy for adults. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Florida Hospital Orlando expands cardiac intensive care unit," 25 June 2018 Krimins and Kritchman are currently renegotiating with the sponsor for their trial, hoping to provide better therapies for dogs and cats with cancer. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, "Dog becomes first to survive clinical trial for one of the most deadly pet cancers," 13 June 2018 Shire Pharmaceuticals has developed a therapy for the disease and has even found a way to deliver it across the blood-brain barrier, which is no mean feat. Vibhav Rangarajan, STAT, "The ‘cruel joke’ of compassionate use and right to try: Pharma companies don’t have to comply," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of therapy

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for therapy

New Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia, from therapeuein

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therapy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of therapy

: the treatment of physical or mental illnesses

therapy

noun
ther·​a·​py | \ˈther-ə-pē \
plural therapies

Kids Definition of therapy

: treatment of a disorder or injury of the body or mind

therapy

noun
ther·​a·​py | \ˈther-ə-pē \
plural therapies

Medical Definition of therapy 

: therapeutic treatment: as

a : remedial treatment of mental or bodily disorder

b : an agency (as treatment) designed or serving to bring about rehabilitation or social adjustment — see occupational therapy, recreational therapy

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