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Definition: 'Similia Similibus Curantur'

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similia similibus curantur

Type: Term

Pronunciation: si-mil′ē-ă si-mil′i-bŭs kŭr-an′tĕr

Definitions:
1. The homeopathic concept expressing the law of similars (literally, “likes are cured by likes”), the doctrine that any drug capable of producing morbid symptoms in the healthy will remove similar symptoms occurring as an expression of disease. Another reading of the concept, employed by Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, is similia similibus curentur, “let likes be cured by likes.”




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