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allopathic medicine

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Updated October 31, 2007

Definition: Of or pertaining to mainstream, conventional, Western medicine, as opposed to the use of naturopathic medicine which includes alternative and complementary therapies.
Pronunciation: al-o-PATH-ik
Also Known As: Western medicine or conventional medicine
Common Misspellings: alopathic
Examples:
Dr. Jones had an MD from Harvard and practiced allopathic medicine in a family care environment.

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