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orthomolecular

Pronunciation: or'tho-mo-lek'yu-lar

Definition: Pauling's term denoting a therapeutic approach designed to provide an optimum molecular environment for body functions, with particular reference to the optimal concentrations of substances normally present in the human body, whether formed endogenously or ingested.

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