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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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, "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 ... stating that reiki can be used to complement conventional medicine ...
University Of Portsmouth - Academic Profile - Alternative Medicine Courses
... formerly validated BSc (Hons) degrees in acupuncture and MSc courses in traditional Chinese medicine that were carried out by the London College of Traditional ...
Essen - Industry and Infrastructure - Medicine
... system (West German Heart Centre Essen), oncology and transplantation medicine, with the department of bone marrow transplantation being the second-largest of its kind in the world ...
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
... Hinduism, Dhanavantari, 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
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word medicine:

    God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    Good medicine is bitter, but it cures illness.
    —Chinese proverb.

    Confucius.

    He said that private practice in medicine ought to be put down by law. When I asked him why, he said that private doctors were ignorant licensed murders.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)