What is therapy?

  • (noun): (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.).
    Example: "The quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"

Therapy

Therapy (in Greek: θεραπεία), or Treatment, is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a diagnosis. In the medical field, it is synonymous with the word "treatment". Among psychologists, the term may refer specifically to psychotherapy or "talk therapy".

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Some articles on therapy:

Abacavir - Side Effects
... Fatal hypersensitivity reactions have been associated with therapy with abacavir ... on data from two studies they support a recommendation for pre-therapy screening for the presence of the HLA-B*5701 allele and the selection of alternative therapy in positive subjects ... HSR requires immediate and permanent discontinuation of abacavir therapy in all patients, including patients negative for HLA-B*5701 ...
Therapy - Types of Therapies - First or Second Line
... A first-line therapy (sometimes called induction therapy or primary therapy) is usually recommended on the basis of clinical evidence for its efficacy in the population at large ... If a first-line therapy either fails to resolve the issue or produces intolerable side effects, additional agents (second-line therapies) may be substituted or added to the treatment regimen ...
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis - Therapy
... In some cases, ERCP, which may involve stenting of the common bile duct, may be necessary in order to open major blockages (dominant strictures) ... Liver transplantation is the only proven long-term treatment of PSC ...
Intravenal
... Intravenous therapy or IV therapy is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein ... Intravenous therapy may be used to correct electrolyte imbalances, to deliver medications, for blood transfusion or as fluid replacement to correct, for example, dehydration ... Intravenous therapy can also be used for chemotherapy (The treatment for any kind of cancer.) ...
Plantar Fasciitis - Treatment
... Treatment options for plantar fasciitis include rest, massage therapy, stretching, night splints, physical therapy, cold therapy, heat therapy ...

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