HyperDic: therapy

English > 1 sense of the word therapy:
NOUNacttherapy(medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
therapy > pronunciation
Soundstheh'rahpiy
Rhymesaromatherapy ... zippy: 84 rhymes with piy...
English > therapy: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaning(medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.).
Example "heat therapy gave the best relief"
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
NarroweraromatherapyThe therapeutic use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils in baths or massage
chemotherapyThe use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)
correctiontreatment of a specific defect
electrotherapy, galvanism, electric healing, electrical healingThe therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)
heliotherapy, insolationtherapeutic exposure to sunlight
hormone replacement therapy, hormone-replacement therapy, HRThormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women
immunotherapytherapy designed to produce immunity to a disease or to enhance resistance by the immune system
inflation therapytherapy in which water or oxygen or a drug is introduced into the respiratory tract with inhaled air
infrared therapyThe use of infrared radiation (as by infrared lamps or heating pads or hot water bottles) to relieve pain and increase circulation to a particular area of the body
iontophoresis, ionic medication, iontotherapy, electromotive drug administration, EMDAtherapy that uses a local electric current to introduce the ions of a medicine into the tissues
medicationThe act of treating with medicines or remedies
megavitamin therapytherapy based on a theory that taking very large doses of vitamins will prevent or cure physical or psychological disorders
occupational therapytherapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life, especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities in spite of impairments or limitations in physical or mental functions
physical therapy, physiotherapy, physiatricstherapy that uses physical agents
phytotherapy, herbal therapy, botanical medicineThe use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes (especially plants that are not part of the normal diet / diet)
psychotherapyThe treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means
radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation, actinotherapy, irradiation(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
refrigerationdeliberately lowering the body's temperature for therapeutic purposes
shock therapy, shock treatmenttreatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions
speech therapyAny therapy intended to correct a disorder of speech
thermotherapyThe use of heat to treat a disease or disorder
thrombolytic therapytherapy consisting of the administration of a pharmacological agent to cause thrombolysis of an abnormal blood clot
Broadermedical care, medical aidprofessional treatment for illness or injury
Spanishcura, terapeutica, terapia, tratamiento
Catalanteràpia, tractament
Adjectivestherapeutic, therapeuticalrelating to or involved in therapy
Nounstherapista person skilled in a particular type of therapy

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