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Glossary: conventional medicine, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

conventional medicine

(kun-VEN-shuh-nul MEH-dih-sin)

A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Also called allopathic medicine, biomedicine, mainstream medicine, orthodox medicine, and Western medicine.

2006-02-21

2007-06-19