from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to integration.
- adj. Tending or serving to integrate.
- adj. Relating to a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to medicine that combines conventional treatments with alternative therapies such as homeopathy or naturopathy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tending toward or promoting integration
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. tending to combine and coordinate diverse elements into a whole.
- adj. centralizing(prenominal). Opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to integrate or complete; conducive to integration or the formation of a whole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole
- adj. tending to consolidate
The term integrative medicine describes a combination of conventional and CAM therapies.
I have received communications from individuals worried that the IOM is opening itself up to certifying medical quackery just by using the term integrative medicine.
The new wave of so-called integrative physicians have co-opted the term integrative, but is unclear to me what they are integrating.
As the term integrative medicine comes into wider use, its advocates, as at Duke University, consider it the very best of conventional medicine and cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment, with appropriate complementary therapies.
I am a proponent of what I call integrative medicine, which is ...
You know, all of this is within this wide scope of what I call integrative medicine.
Mr. ERIC HORVITZ: One whole direction we're going in is to bring together machine vision, machine learning, conversational abilities to explore what we call integrative A.I.
Berwick's list is enshrined in the definition of integrative medicine endorsed by the 51 medical schools in the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.
While climate-driven changes in the structure and distribution of plant communities affect trace gas fluxes and water and energy balances at the landscape scale (section 7.4.2), changes in the location and extent of broad vegetation zones is a longer-term integrative process that is likely to lead to regional and even global impacts on feedbacks to the climate system .
The success of it will be that one day we can drop the word integrative and this will just be good medicine.