Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Medical treatment of disease; the art or science of healing.

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  • n. The treatment of disease; the science of healing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That part of medical science which treats of the discovery and application of remedies for diseases.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That part of medicine which relates to the composition, the application, and the modes of operation of the remedies for diseases.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease

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Examples

  • Again, what we call therapeutics, which has to do with the action of drugs and medicines on the living organism, is, strictly speaking, a branch of experimental physiology, and is daily receiving a greater and greater experimental development.

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  • With this example of antitoxic diphtheria therapy, I have attempted to enumerate for you the chief characteristics of serum therapy as a novum in therapeutics and as a progressive step in medicine.

    Emil von Behring - Nobel Lecture

  • "In my opinion they have a far greater potential to be used in therapeutics."

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  • His therapeutics was a purely empirical one, uninfuenced by pathology or clinical diagnosis.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • In September, executives and board members at Barnes & Noble Inc. agreed to a repricing of options worth $3 million and to a repayment of $2 million to the company, while the company consented to some 15 "therapeutics," or changes in governance, including an audit-committee review of stock-option internal controls at least once a year.

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  • Such an outcome would impede that development of diagnostics and therapeutics, which is clearly not in the public interest.” [

    The Human Genome Project

  • "An exascale supercomputer capable of a million trillion calculations per second - dramatically increasing our ability to understand the world around us through simulation and slashing the time needed to design complex products such as therapeutics, advanced materials, and highly-efficient autos and aircraft."

    ACM TechNews

  • "therapeutics" and all kinds of questionable practices, have always accompanied the advance of our biological and psychological sciences.

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  • He specializes in cerebrovascular surgery and has developed molecular therapeutics for malignant brain tumors.

    Susan Blumenthal, M.D.: How To Prevent Heart Disease And Stroke

  • They will be needed to focus on research directed at such priority areas as clean energy technologies, advanced manufacturing technologies, cybersecurity, nanotechnology and bio-manufacturing and biomedical research to facilitate the development of therapeutics to treat diseases and disorders.

    Reading the 2012 budget like a map to government employment

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