/ hoʊmiɒpəθi /
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ETYM Greek, likeness of condition or feeling; homeo like + pathein to suffer: cf. French homéopathie. Related to Pathos.
Or homoeopathy; System of medicine based on the principle that symptoms of disease are part of the body's self-healing processes, and on the practice of administering extremely diluted doses of natural substances found to produce in a healthy person the symptoms manifest in the illness being treated.
Developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843), the system is widely practiced today as an alternative to allopathic medicine, and many controlled tests and achieved cures testify its efficacy.
A method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated; SYN. homoeopathy.
Lečenje davanjem malih doza onih sredstava protiv neke bolesti koja bi u zdravom čoveku izazvala tu istu bolest, npr. proliva sredstvima za čišćenje; supr. alopatija, heteropatija.