What is medicine?

  • (noun): The branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques.
    Synonyms: medical specialty
    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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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
... Vishnu and "Vaidyanatha" meaning 'Lord of Medicine', a form of Lord Shiva are the patron deities of medicine ...
Essen - Industry and Infrastructure - Medicine
... diseases 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 ...
Reiki - Research, Critical Evaluation, and Controversy - Safety and Effectiveness
... of well-being." 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, "h ... 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 ... doctor for serious conditions, stating that reiki can be used to complement conventional medicine ...
University Of Portsmouth - Academic Profile - Alternative Medicine Courses
... degrees in acupuncture and MSc courses in traditional Chinese medicine that were carried out by the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a private education ...

More definitions of "medicine":

  • (verb): Treat medicinally, treat with medicine.
    Synonyms: medicate
  • (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
  • (noun): Punishment for one's actions.
    Example: "Take your medicine"
    Synonyms: music

Famous quotes containing the word medicine:

    As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffering.
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (b. 1926)

    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)