What is medicine?

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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Famous quotes containing the word medicine:

    I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.... It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

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

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

    Confucius.