therapy

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. therapeutics, remedy, healing, cure; rehabilitation, restoration; physical therapy, psychotherapy, etc.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. therapeutics, remedy, healing, treatment, cure; see also medicine 3 .
Types of therapy include: physical, mental, inhalation, occupational, behavior, speech, rehabilitative, child, family, group, drug, massage, electroshock, electroconvulsive, light, radiation, oxygen, heat; chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hydrotherapy, heliotherapy, electrotherapy, psychotherapy.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
treatment, regimen, regime, remedy, healing, curative, homeopathy, rehabilitation, *rehab, physical therapy, speech therapy, group therapy.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The systematic application of remedies to effect a cure: care, regimen, rehabilitation, treatment. Informal: rehab. See HEALTH, HELP.

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