allopathy

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Word of the Day
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allopathy

Pronunciation /əˈlɒpəθi/
noun
mass noun
The treatment of disease by conventional means, i.e. with drugs having effects opposite to the symptoms.

homeopathy

(British homoeopathy)
Pronunciation /ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθi/ /hɒmɪˈɒpəθi/
noun
A system of complementary medicine in which ailments are treated by minute doses of natural substances that in larger amounts would produce symptoms of the ailment.
Often contrasted with allopathy

Origin
Early 19th century coined in German from Greek homoios ‘like’ + patheia (see -pathy).

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While I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, I think vaccinations are more a case of homeopathy than allopathy.

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