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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


allopathic medicine  listen  (A-loh-PA-thik MEH-dih-sin)

  A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Also called biomedicine, conventional medicine, mainstream medicine, orthodox medicine, and Western medicine.