megavitamin therapy


megavitamin therapy
noun
therapy based on a theory that taking very large doses of vitamins will prevent or cure physical or psychological disorders
Hypernyms: ↑therapy

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  • Megavitamin therapy — is the use of large doses of vitamins, often many times greater than the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) in the attempt to prevent or treat diseases. It is typically used in complementary and alternative medicine by practitioners who call… …   Wikipedia

  • megavitamin — ¦megəˌ adjective Etymology: mega + vitamin : relating to or consisting of very large doses of vitamins megavitamin therapy * * * /meg euh vuy teuh min/; Brit. also /meg euh vit euh min/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or using very large amounts of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • megavitamin — adjective Date: 1968 relating to or consisting of very large doses of vitamins < megavitamin therapy > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • megavitamin — /meg euh vuy teuh min/; Brit. also /meg euh vit euh min/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or using very large amounts of vitamins: megavitamin therapy. Cf. orthomolecular. n. 2. megavitamins, doses of vitamins much larger than the recommended dietary… …   Universalium

  • megavitamin — mega·vi·ta·min .vīt ə mən, Brit usu .vit adj relating to or consisting of very large doses of vitamins and esp. doses many times greater than the Recommended Daily Allowances <megavitamin therapy> * * * mega·vi·ta·min (megґə… …   Medical dictionary

  • megavitamin — meg•a•vi•ta•min [[t]ˈmɛg əˌvaɪ tə mɪn[/t]] brit. also [[t] ˌvɪt ə [/t]] adj. 1) cvb hlc of, pertaining to, or using very large amounts of vitamins: megavitamin therapy[/ex] 2) cvb megavitamins, doses of vitamins much larger than the recommended… …   From formal English to slang

  • Vitamin therapy — The use of vitamins to prevent or cure disease. Many physicians are now recognizing the beneficial uses of anti oxidant and other vitamins for a wide variety of conditions, often as a complementary therapy to accompany medication or other… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Orthomolecular psychiatry — is the use of orthomolecular medicine for mental illness. The approach uses unorthodox forms of individualized testing and diagnosis to attempt to establish an etiology for each patient s specific symptoms, and claims to tailor the treatment… …   Wikipedia

  • Abram Hoffer — (born 1917) is a Canadian psychiatrist known for his work in the development of biochemically based therapies based on the use of nutrition and vitamins in the treatment of schizophrenia mdash; known as orthomolecular psychiatry. This general… …   Wikipedia