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Pronunciation: thar'a-pe


  1. The treatment of disease or disorder by any method.
  2. In psychiatry and clinical psychology, a short term for psychotherapy.

Synonym(s): therapeusis2, therapia1

[G. therapeia, medical treatment]

See Also: therapeutics

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