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similia similibus curantur

Pronunciation: si-mil'e-a si-mil'i-bus kur-an'ter

Definition: The homeopathic concept expressing the law of similars (literally, “likes are cured by likes”), the doctrine that any drug capable of producing morbid symptoms in the healthy will remove similar symptoms occurring as an expression of disease. Another reading of the concept, employed by Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, is similia similibus curentur, “let likes be cured by likes.”

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