What is medicine?

  • (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
    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:

David Ho (scientist) - Early Life
... he did his clinical training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at UCLA School of Medicine (1978–1982) and Massachusetts General Hospital (1982–1985), respectively ... 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 of what was later identified as AIDS ...
Medicine - Patron Saints
... in Hinduism, Dhanavantari, a form of Lord Vishnu and "Vaidyanatha" meaning 'Lord of Medicine', a form of Lord Shiva are the patron deities of medicine ...
Reiki - Research, Critical Evaluation, and Controversy - Safety and Effectiveness
... sense of well-being." Likewise, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has echoed this position, noting that the existence of energy fields ... 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 ... can be used to complement conventional medicine ...
University Of Portsmouth - Academic Profile - Alternative Medicine Courses
... validated BSc (Hons) degrees in acupuncture and MSc courses in traditional Chinese medicine that were carried out by the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and ...
Essen - Industry and Infrastructure - Medicine
... of the circulatory system (West German Heart Centre Essen), oncology and transplantation medicine, with the department of bone marrow transplantation being the second-largest of its kind ...

More definitions of "medicine":

  • (noun): Punishment for one's actions.
    Example: "Take your medicine"
    Synonyms: music
  • (noun): The branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques.
    Synonyms: medical specialty
  • (verb): Treat medicinally, treat with medicine.
    Synonyms: medicate

Famous quotes containing the word medicine:

    No medicine in the world can do thee good;
    In thee there is not half an hour’s life.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    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)

    The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)