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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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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
Essen - Industry and Infrastructure - Medicine
... 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 ...
Reiki - Research, Critical Evaluation, and Controversy - Safety and Effectiveness
... well-being." Likewise, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has echoed this position, noting that the existence of energy fields in ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "medicine":

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

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

    In view of the fact that the number of people living too long has risen catastrophically and still continues to rise.... Question: Must we live as long as modern medicine enables us to?... We control our entry into life, it is time we began to control our exit.
    Max Frisch (1911–1991)

    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)