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View in Spanish: Auroterapia

Aurotherapy (AW-roh-THAYR-uh-pee)
A procedure that uses gold salts (a salt form of the metal element gold) to treat diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. The gold salts stop cells from releasing chemicals that can harm tissues. Also called chrysotherapy and gold therapy.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.