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chiropractic Explained

chiropractic at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


chiropractic at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

coined in Amer.Eng. 1898 from Gk. cheir (gen. cheiros) "hand" + praktikos "practical." Chiropractor first recorded 1904. ///

chiropractic at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] support// the treatment of physical problems by pressing on and moving the bones in someone's back and joints//

chiropractic at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

System of healing based on the theory that disease results from lack of normal nerve function, often caused by displaced vertebrae putting pressure on nerve roots. Treatment involves manipulations of body structures, primarily the spinal column, and use of other techniques when necessary. It concerns the relationship between musculoskeletal structures and functions of the body and the nervous system. The chiropractic method was propounded in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer (1845-1913). Practitioners are trained at accredited chiropractic colleges.

chiropractic at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "chiropractic":
Galenic medicine, allopathic, allopathy, ayurveda, chiropodic,
chiropraxis, clinical, dental, eclecticism, exodontic, homeopathic,
homeopathy, hydropathic, iatric, medical, naturopathic,
neurological, obstetric, orthodontic, orthopedic, osteopathic,
osteopathy, pediatric, periodontic, prosthodontic, surgical

chiropractic at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] the work of a chiropractor

chiropractic at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a method of treatment that manipulates body structures
(especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even
headache or high blood pressure

chiropractic at English (WD) Of Explained:



From chiro- meaning “hand” from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » χείρ|sc=Grek|tr=kheir||hand + Inter: term » πρακτικός|sc=Grek|tr=praktikos||concerned with action.


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  • Inter: medicin » e A system of health care involving manipulation of the spinal column and other body structures, for the purpose of alleviating neural dysfunction.


    * chiropractics

    Related terms

    * chiropractor
    • chiropath
    • chiropraxy


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    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Chiropraktik|f

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  • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|namapläg

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    Translation: et » chiropractic
    Translation: my » chiropractic
    Translation: pl » chiropractic
    Translation: ta » chiropractic
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    Translation: zh » chiropractic