- In medicine, the branch that deals specifically with the treatment of disease and the art and science of healing. In pharmacology, therapeutics accordingly refers to the use of drugs and the method of their administration in the treatment of disease. The word comes from the Greek "therapeia" meaning "a service, an attendance" the related verb being "therapeuo" meaning "I wait upon."
* * *The practical branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease or disorder. SYN: therapeusis (1), therapia (2). [G. therapeutike, medical practice]
* * *ther·a·peu·tics .ther-ə-'pyüt-iks n pl but sing or pl in constr a branch of medical science dealing with the application of remedies to diseases <cancer \therapeutics> called also therapeusis
* * *n.the branch of medicine that deals with different methods of treatment and healing (therapy), particularly the use of drugs in the cure of disease.
* * *ther·a·peu·tics (ther″ə-puґtiks) 1. the branch of medical science concerned with the treatment of disease. 2. therapy.
Medical dictionary. 2011.