mainstream medicine

Definition / meaning of mainstream medicine

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, conventional medicine, orthodox medicine, and Western medicine.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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