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chiropractic

Pronunciation: kī-rō-prak′tik

Definition: A system that, in theory, uses the recuperative powers of the body and the relationship between the musculoskeletal structures and functions of the body, particularly of the spinal column and the nervous system, in the restoration and maintenance of health.

[chiro- + G. praktikos, efficient]

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