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.

Contemporary medicine applies health science, biomedical research, and medical technology to diagnose and treat injury and disease, typically through medication or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints & traction, prostheses, biologics, ionizing radiation and others.

The word medicine is derived from the Latin ars medicina, meaning the art of healing.

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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)

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

    Confucius.

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

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