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Osteopathic Medicine

A medical discipline that is based on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. This philosophy, developed in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, recognizes the concept of "wellness" and the importance of treating illness within the context of the whole body. Special attention is placed on the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.

Year introduced: 1987

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Tree Number(s): H02.403.640

MeSH Unique ID: D010021

Entry Terms:

  • Medicine, Osteopathic
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Manipulative Medicine, Osteopathic
  • Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative

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