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- (OR-thuh-DOX MEH-dih-sin) A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Also called allopathic medicine, biomedicine, conventional medicine, mainstream medicine, and Western medicine.
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- allopathic medicine, anticarcinogenic, biomedicine, conventional medicine, mainstream medicine, medication, Western medicine