Therapeutic Ther`a*peu"tic, Therapeutical Ther`a*peu"tic*al, a. [F. th['e]rapeutique, Gr. ?, from ? attendant, servant, ? to serve, take care of, treat medically, ? attendant, servant.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to the healing art; concerned in discovering and applying remedies for diseases; curative. ``Therapeutic or curative physic.'' --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

Medicine is justly distributed into ``prophylactic,'' or the art of preserving health, and therapeutic, or the art of restoring it. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

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