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  • n. The theory of medical practice which regarded life as dependent upon stimulation, or excitation, and disease as caused by excess or deficiency in the amount of stimulation.
  • n. The practice of treating disease by alcoholic stimulants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The theory of medical practice which regarded life as dependent upon stimulation, or excitation, and disease as caused by excess or deficiency in the amount of stimulation.
  • n. The practice of treating disease by alcoholic stimulants.

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