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- adj. Of or relating to a seventeenth century school of medical thought that explained all physiological and pathological phenomena by the laws of physics; opposed to the iatrochemical school.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A term applied to a school of physicians which took its rise in Italy in the seventeenth century.
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Whereas the iatrophysical thought primarily in terms of matter, forces, and motions, the iatrochemical thought chemical relationships were fundamental.
An important new school of medical theory was the iatrophysical or iatromathematical (_iatros_ from the Greek -- physician).
The iatrochemical school existed alongside the iatrophysical.