Treatment of disease by means of the causal agent or a product of the same disease; or treatment of a diseased organ by an extract of a similar organ from a healthy animal. SEE ALSO: homeopathy. [iso- + G. pathos, suffering]

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isop·a·thy ī-'säp-ə-thē n, pl -thies medical treatment based on the hypothesis that it is beneficial to administer the causative agent or its products or an extract from a healthy animal of the part or organ affected

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isop·a·thy (i-sopґə-the) [iso- + -pathy] the treatment of disease by means of products of the disease or with material from the organ affected, e.g., smallpox by giving minute doses of variolous matter, disease of the liver by giving extract of liver, etc.

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