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Therapeutics (from a Greek word signifying "to heal") is the science which deals with the use of various remedial agents in the treatment of disease. Inquiry concerning the physical and chemical properties of the materials used, of the sources from which they are obtained, and of the methods of compounding them, is often spoken of as the study of materia medica, while therapeutics proper is held to deal more particularly with the action and uses of drugs.