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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Updated October 04, 2008

Definition: A collection of treatments and practices not typically included in traditional medical education. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies may include herbal medicine, naturopathy, homeopathy, Chinese medicine, and others.
Also Known As: CAM
Common Misspellings: complimentary
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