What is medicine?

  • (noun): Punishment for one's actions.
    Example: "Take your medicine"
    Synonyms: music
    See also — Additional definitions below

Medicine

Medicine is the applied science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness in human beings.

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Some articles on medicine:

Reiki - Research, Critical Evaluation, and Controversy - Safety and Effectiveness
... Likewise, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has echoed this position, noting that the existence of energy fields in biofield therapies, such as reiki, "has not yet ... Some doctors of medicine and allied health care workers believe that patients might avoid clinically proven treatments for serious conditions in favour of unproven alternative medicines ... for serious conditions, stating that reiki can be used to complement conventional medicine ...
Essen - Industry and Infrastructure - Medicine
... Essen), oncology and transplantation medicine, with the department of bone marrow transplantation being the second-largest of its kind in the world ...
Medicine - Patron Saints
... Dhanavantari, a form of Lord Vishnu and "Vaidyanatha" meaning 'Lord of Medicine', a form of Lord Shiva are the patron deities of medicine ...
David Ho (scientist) - Early Life
... Subsequently, he did his clinical training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at UCLA School of Medicine (1978–1982) and Massachusetts General Hospital (1982–1985 ... He was a resident in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 1981 when he came into contact with some of the first reported cases ...
University Of Portsmouth - Academic Profile - Alternative Medicine Courses
... and MSc courses in traditional Chinese medicine that were carried out by the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a private education provider that ...

More definitions of "medicine":

  • (verb): Treat medicinally, treat with medicine.
    Synonyms: medicate
  • (noun): The branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques.
    Synonyms: medical specialty
  • (noun): 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.
    Example: "He studied medicine at Harvard"
    Synonyms: practice of medicine

Famous quotes containing the word medicine:

    Authority, though it err like others,
    Hath yet a kind of medicine in itself,
    That skins the vice o’ the top.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Socialized medicine, some still cry, but it’s long been socialized, with those covered paying for those who are underinsured. American medicine is simply socialized badly, penny wise and pound foolish.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality. It is impossible to find a hygienest who does not debase his theory of the healthful with a theory of the virtuous.... The true aim of medicine is not to make men virtuous; it is to safeguard and rescue them from the consequences of their vices.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)