• (adj): Relating to the study or practice of medicine.
    Example: "The medical profession"; "a medical student"; "medical school"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on medical:

Boric Acid - Uses - Medical
... Boric acid solutions used as an eye wash or on abraded skin are known to be especially toxic to infants, especially after repeated use because of its slow elimination rate. ...
Michel Foucault - Thought - Major Works - The Birth of The Clinic
... Foucault's second major book, The Birth of the Clinic An Archaeology of Medical Perception (Naissance de la clinique une archéologie du regard médical) was published in ... up from Madness and Civilization, The Birth of the Clinic traces the development of the medical profession, and specifically the institution of the clinique (translated as "clinic", but here largely referring to ... Its motif is the concept of the medical regard (translated by Alan Sheridan as "medical gaze"), traditionally limited to small, specialized institutions such as ...
Osteopathic Medicine In The United States - History - 1916–1966, Federal Recognition
... federal government was a key goal of the osteopathic medical profession in its effort to establish equivalency with its M.D ... Military Medical Corps ... the acceptance of osteopathic physicians into all the medical military services on the same basis as MDs ...
Osteopathic Medicine In The United States - Nomenclature
... and surgeons who graduate from osteopathic medical schools are known as physicians or osteopathic physicians ... their scope of practice excludes most medical therapies and relies more on osteopathic manipulative medicine and alternative medical modalities ...
Insult - Medical
... understood by an appreciation of how the term is used in a medical setting ... Though a popular idiom refers to "adding insult to injury", in a medical context, they are one and the same physicians examine injuries resulting from an insult to flesh and bones, caused by various traumatic events ...

More definitions of "medical":

  • (adj): Of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art.
    Synonyms: aesculapian
  • (adj): Requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery.
    Example: "Medical treatment"; "pheumonia is a medical disease"

Famous quotes containing the word medical:

    There may perhaps be a new generation of doctors horrified by lacerations, infections, women who have douched with kitchen cleanser. What an irony it would be if fanatics continued to kill and yet it was the apathy and silence of the medical profession that most wounded the ability to provide what is, after all, a medical procedure.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    Unusual precocity in children, is usually the result of an unhealthy state of the brain; and, in such cases, medical men would now direct, that the wonderful child should be deprived of all books and study, and turned to play or work in the fresh air.
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878)

    As we speak of poetical beauty, so ought we to speak of mathematical beauty and medical beauty. But we do not do so; and that reason is that we know well what is the object of mathematics, and that it consists in proofs, and what is the object of medicine, and that it consists in healing. But we do not know in what grace consists, which is the object of poetry.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)