Definition of orthomolecular in English:

orthomolecular

Line breaks: ortho|mol¦ecu¦lar
Pronunciation: / ˌɔːθəʊməˈlɛkjʊlə
 
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adjective

  • (In complementary medicine) denoting or relating to a form of treatment that seeks to achieve an optimal biochemical balance in the body, typically by the use of large doses of supplementary vitamins and minerals.
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    • There must be a major expansion into the use of orthomolecular therapy to sort out the variables and to determine how to improve the therapeutic outcome of treatment.
    • And so between the acupuncture and the orthomolecular medicine, I have not had an episode for nine years, which is a miracle if you're me.
    • Recently the orthomolecular pioneer Jonathan Wright, MD, made a compelling case for lithium being a safe and well-tolerated neuroprotectant at low doses.

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