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Pronunciation: aw-tō-hē′mō-thār′ă-pē

Definition: An unproven mode of alternative therapy in which a quantity of the patient's blood is withdrawn and either reinjected intramuscularly at once or reinfused intravenously after being treated with UV radiation, ozone, or some other agent.

[auto- + hemo- + therapy]

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