Definition of medicien
1. medicine [ n ] the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniquesUsed in print:
(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)
Electronics has been applied to medicine for many years in the form of such familiar equipment as the x-ray_machine , the electrocardiograph , and the diathermy_machine .
In medicine the frequencies are much higher , transducers and the sonar beams themselves are much smaller , and different scanning techniques may be used , but the principles involved are the same as in sonar .
(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)
At 12 , Hans was sufficiently mature to help his father in the apothecary shop , which helped stimulate his interest in medicine and science .
While Hans devoted himself to the sciences of medicine , physics , and astronomy , his brother studied law .
He completed his training in pharmacy also , taking his degree with high honors in 1797 , and in 1799 was awarded the degree of Doctor_of_Philosophy along with a prize for an essay in medicine .Synonyms medicine medical_specialty Related Terms medical_science biomedicine pharmacy anesthesiology sports_medicine tropical_medicine neuropsychiatry obstetrics dermatology gynecology hygiene immunology neurology internal_medicine endocrinology geriatrics psychiatry rheumatology nosology hematology space_medicine prosthetics accident_surgery allergology thoracic_medicine biomedicine dentistry cardiology epidemiology nuclear_medicine oncology ophthalmology otology pharmacology pediatrics podiatry proctology angiology urology veterinary_medicine therapeutics virology emergency_medicine forensic_medicine nephrology gastroenterology bacteriology germ_theory nonspecific chronic infection symptom therapy epidemic topical acute psychotic clonic catatonic ointment regimen licensing_fee malignancy sign positive snake_oil negative iatrogenic tolerate algid refractory self-limited invasive neurotropic noninvasive bloodletting irrigation parenteral corroborant germ_theory gauze succedaneum local radiotherapy truss plexor achromia general imaging urinalysis infusion indication contraindication clinician donor invasion localised rejection chelation autopsy festering host curvature auscultate fulgurating zymosis venipuncture insufflation dysfunction potentiation reserve palpable vicarious visualise specific monster scatology immunity emergency_procedure low-level_radioactive_waste medicate
2. medicine [ n ] the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
Examples: "he studied medicine at Harvard"
(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
The charge : violation of the California Medical_Practices Act by practicing medicine without a license and selling misbranded drugs .
When authorities convicted him of practicing medicine without a license ( he got_off with a suspended sentence of three years because of his advanced age of 77 ) , one of his victims was not around to testify : He was dead of cancer .Synonyms medicine practice_of_medicine Related Terms learned_profession preventive_medicine complementary_medicine alternative_medicine cure inject palpate bleed nurse remedy diagnose drug doctor group_practice salve soup dress resect strap cup immunize transfuse ankylose operate_on splint bandage infuse ankylose medicate medicate explore eviscerate digitalize dope poultice vet quack
3. medicine [ n ] something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of diseaseUsed in print:
(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
The sick were always receiving medicines .
(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
There are , he thought , so few true means of forgetfulness in this life that why should he shun the medicine even when the medicine seemed , as it did , a_little crude ?
There are , he thought , so few true means of forgetfulness in this life that why should he shun the medicine even when the medicine seemed , as it did , a_little crude ?Synonyms medicine medication medicinal_drug medicament Related Terms drug remedy dose powder prescription_drug antibiotic pentylenetetrazol patent_medicine antibacterial anti-inflammatory allopurinol anticonvulsant antiseptic antispasmodic antihistamine antihypertensive antiprotozoal antimalarial antipsychotic antipyretic antidepressant amrinone lithium_carbonate antitussive antidiabetic analgesic acyclovir APC emetic cold_medicine beta_blocker angiogenesis_inhibitor anticholinergic anticholinesterase immunogen bronchodilator calcium_blocker carminative blocker clofibrate counterirritant cytotoxic_drug decongestant demulcent diaphoretic disulfiram tonic alendronate Drixoral antiviral anxiolytic antidiarrheal expectorant histamine_blocker immunosuppressant astringent inhalant fixed-combination_drug atomic_cocktail antidiuretic gemfibrozil clopidogrel_bisulfate haematinic muscle_relaxant nux_vomica isoproterenol isordil over-the-counter_drug papaverine paregoric azathioprine lovastatin pharmaceutical drug_cocktail placebo lipid-lowering_medication poultice methacholine AZT purgative quinine antiemetic rubefacient sedative oxytocic cuprimine soothing_syrup specific herbal_medicine probenecid sucralfate suppository thrombolytic tincture antiarrhythmic tracer vasodilator vermifuge tyrosine_kinase_inhibitor vermicide anticoagulant physostigmine nonprescription prescription medicate medicate
4. medicine [ v ] treat medicinally, treat with medicineSynonyms medicine medicate Related Terms treat drug salve medication
5. medicine [ n ] punishment for one's actions
Examples: "you have to face the music" "take your medicine"
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