What is medicine?

  • (verb): Treat medicinally, treat with medicine.
    Synonyms: medicate
    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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... 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 ...
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... Centre Essen), oncology and transplantation medicine, with the department of bone marrow transplantation being the second-largest of its kind in the world ...
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Medicine - Patron Saints
... a form of Lord Vishnu and "Vaidyanatha" meaning 'Lord of Medicine', a form of Lord Shiva are the patron deities of medicine ...

More definitions of "medicine":

  • (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
  • (noun): Punishment for one's actions.
    Example: "Take your medicine"
    Synonyms: music

Famous quotes containing the word medicine:

    After you eat always take a walk, and you’ll never have to go to a medicine shop.
    —Chinese proverb.

    Rhyme.

    I have noticed that doctors who fail in the practice of medicine have a tendency to seek one another’s company and aid in consultation. A doctor who cannot take out your appendix properly will recommend you to a doctor who will be unable to remove your tonsils with success.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)

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