Therapeutic vs. Therapeutical

By Jaxson

  • Therapeutic

    Therapy (often abbreviated tx, Tx, or Tx) is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a diagnosis. In the medical field, it is usually synonymous with treatment (also abbreviated tx or Tx). Among psychologists and other mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, counselors, and clinical social workers, the term may refer specifically to psychotherapy (sometimes dubbed ‘talking therapy’). The English word therapy comes via Latin therapīa from Greek: θεραπεία and literally means “curing” or “healing”.

    As a rule, each therapy has indications and contraindications.

  • Therapeutic (adjective)

    Of, or relating to therapy.

  • Therapeutic (adjective)

    Having a positive effect on the body or mind.

  • Therapeutic (noun)

    A therapeutic agent

  • Therapeutical (adjective)


  • Therapeutic (adjective)

    relating to the healing of disease

    “diagnostic and therapeutic facilities”

  • Therapeutic (adjective)

    administered or applied for reasons of health

    “a therapeutic shampoo”

  • Therapeutic (adjective)

    having a good effect on the body or mind; contributing to a sense of well-being

    “a therapeutic silence”

  • Therapeutic (noun)

    the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease and the action of remedial agents.

  • Therapeutic (noun)

    a treatment, therapy, or drug

    “current therapeutics for asthma”

Oxford Dictionary

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