Definition of organotherapy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɔːɡ(ə)nəʊˈθɛrəpi/


[mass noun]
The treatment of disease with extracts from animal organs, especially glands.
Example sentences
  • Brown-Séquard's advocacy gave rise to a renewed interest in the 1890s in what was now called ‘organotherapy’: the use of extracts of animal organs as therapeutic agents.
  • This use is thought to have originated from the idea, going back to Roman times, that consumption of animal genitalia is an effective way to treat sexual problems (‘organotherapy‘).’
  • Organotherapy targets specific organs and tissues.



Example sentences
  • In 1935 David et al. isolated the critical ingredient in organotherapeutic treatments, testosterone.

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