iatrochemistry

iatrochemistry
The study of chemistry in relation to physiologic and pathologic processes, and the treatment of disease by chemical substance as practiced by a school of medical thought in the 17th century.

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iat·ro·chem·is·try -'kem-ə-strē n, pl -tries chemistry combined with medicine used of a school of medicine of the period about 1525-1660 dominated by the teachings of Paracelsus and stressing the use of chemicals in the treatment of disease compare IATROPHYSICS
iat·ro·chem·i·cal -'kem-i-kəl adj

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