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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


homeopathy  listen  (HOH-mee-AH-puh-thee)

  An alternative approach to medicine based on the belief that natural substances, prepared in a special way and used most often in very small amounts, restore health. According to these beliefs, in order for a remedy to be effective, it must cause in a healthy person the same symptoms being treated in the patient. Also called homeopathic medicine.