Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
A cure is a completely effective treatment for a disease.
Cure, or similar, may also refer to:
is a 1997 Japanese crime- horror film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, starring Koji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Tsuyoshi Ujiki and Anna Nakagawa.
- Nièvre: Montsauche-les-Settons
- Yonne: Vézelay, Vermenton
The Cure flows into the Yonne in Cravant near Vermenton.
Cure is a surname, and may refer to:
- Alfred Capel-Cure (1826–1896), British Army officer and photography pioneer
- Amy Cure (born 1992), Australian track cyclist
- Carlos Cure (born 1944), Colombian diplomat
- Cornelius Cure (died 1607), English sculptor
- Henry de Cure (born 1993), Australian wheelchair tennis player
- Nigel Capel-Cure (1908–2004), English cricketer
CURE (Cancer Updates, Research, and Education) is a free magazine for cancer patients, survivors, and health care professionals in the oncology field. The publication is the largest consumer magazine in the United States focused entirely on cancer with a circulation of 385,000. The magazine's topics range from cancer research, psychosocial and emotional issues, and practical issues that span from diagnosis to survivorship.
The magazine was founded in 2002 by oncologist Vinay Jain, MD, the magazine's first editor-in-chief. In 2007, Debasish (Debu) Tripathy, MD, became editor-in-chief. Tripathy also serves as the chair of breast oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The magazine is the flagship product of CURE Media Group, which produces other cancer-related products. Formerly owned by Medical Media Holdings, CURE Media Group was acquired in February 2010 by US Oncology, and in January 2011 by McKesson Corp. In 2014, McKesson Corp. sold CURE Media Group to Michael J. Hennessy Associates, based in Plainsboro, New Jersey.
CURE hosts the annual Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing that is presented to one nurse who exemplifies certain qualities during the care of a cancer patient. The award is presented at the annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress.
A cure is the end of a medical condition; the substance or procedure that ends the medical condition, such as a medication, a surgical operation, a change in lifestyle, or even a philosophical mindset that helps end a person's sufferings. It may also refer to the state of being healed, or cured.
A remission is a temporary end to the medical signs and symptoms of an incurable disease. A disease is said to be incurable if there is always a chance of the patient relapsing, no matter how long the patient has been in remission. An incurable disease may or may not be a terminal illness; conversely, a curable illness can still result in the patient's death.
The proportion of people with a disease that are cured by a given treatment, called the cure fraction or cure rate, is determined by comparing disease-free survival of treated people against a matched control group that never had the disease.
Another way of determining the cure fraction and/or "cure time" is by measuring when the hazard rate in a diseased group of individuals returns to the hazard rate measured in the general population.
Inherent in the idea of a cure is the permanent end to the specific instance of the disease. When a person has the common cold, and then recovers from it, the person is said to be cured, even though the person might someday catch another cold. Conversely, a person that has successfully managed a disease, such as diabetes mellitus, so that it produces no undesirable symptoms for the moment, but without actually permanently ending it, is not cured.
Related concepts, whose meaning can differ, include response, remission and recovery.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cure \Cure\, v. i.
To pay heed; to care; to give attention. [Obs.]
To restore health; to effect a cure.
Whose smile and frown, like to Achilles' spear, Is able with the change to kill and cure.
To become healed.
One desperate grief cures with another's languish.
--Shak. [1913 Webster] ||
Cure \Cure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cured (k[=u]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Curing.] [OF. curer to take care, to heal, F., only, to cleanse, L. curare to take care, to heal, fr. cura. See Cure,.]
To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; -- said of a patient.
The child was cured from that very hour.
--Matt. xvii. 18.
To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; -- said of a malady.
To cure this deadly grief.
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power . . . to cure diseases.
--Luke ix. 1.
To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit.
I never knew any man cured of inattention.
To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay.
Cure \Cure\ (k[=u]r), n. [OF, cure care, F., also, cure, healing, cure of souls, L. cura care, medical attendance, cure; perh. akin to cavere to pay heed, E. cution. Cure is not related to care.]
Care, heed, or attention. [Obs.]
Of study took he most cure and most heed.
Vicarages of greatcure, but small value.
Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate; hence, that which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy; as, to resign a cure; to obtain a cure.
The appropriator was the incumbent parson, and had the cure of the souls of the parishioners.
Medical or hygienic care; remedial treatment of disease; a method of medical treatment; as, to use the water cure.
Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.
Past hope! pastcure! past help.
I do cures to-day and to-morrow.
--Luke xii. 32.
Means of the removal of disease or evil; that which heals; a remedy; a restorative.
Cold, hunger, prisons, ills without a cure.
The proper cure of such prejudices.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "care, heed," from Latin cura "care, concern, trouble," with many figurative extensions, such as "study; administration; a mistress," and also "means of healing, remedy," from Old Latin coira-, from PIE root *kois- "be concerned." Meaning "medical care" is late 14c.
parish priest, from French curé (13c.), from Medieval Latin curatus (see curate).
late 14c., from Old French curer, from Latin curare "take care of," hence, in medical language, "treat medically, cure" (see cure (n.)). In reference to fish, pork, etc., first recorded 1743. Related: Cured; curing.\n
\nMost words for "cure, heal" in European languages originally applied to the person being treated but now can be used with reference to the disease, too. Relatively few show an ancient connection to words for "physician;" typically they are connected instead to words for "make whole" or "tend to" or even "conjurer." French guérir (with Italian guarir, Old Spanish guarir) is from a Germanic verb stem also found in in Gothic warjan, Old English wearian "ward off, prevent, defend" (see warrant (n.)).
prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve; "cure meats"; "cure pickles"
make (substances) hard and improve their usability; "cure resin"
be or become preserved; "the apricots cure in the sun"
n. A method, device or medication that restores good health. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To restore to health. 2 (context transitive English) To bring (a disease or its bad effects) to an end.
Usage examples of "cure".
Rykor found it aberrational that the Emperor could believe that poverty could be cured by putting the poor in uniforms.
On examination, we found a very varicose or enlarged condition of the left spermatic veins, and gave it as our opinion that the seminal loss was wholly due to this abnormal condition and could only be cured by an operation that would remove the varicocele.
I respond by pointing out that one of those babies that was aborted thirty years ago might have grown up to be a brilliant scientist and could have discovered the cure for AIDS.
Rummel, a well-known writer of the same school, speaks of curing a case of jaundice in thirty-four days by Homoeopathic doses of pulsatilla, aconite, and cinchona.
She thought too of the acupressure session last nightcoming to him with her secret, with her desperate hope of being cured.
Quixote, however, who, as we have said, felt cured and healthy, wanted to leave immediately to seek adventures, it being his opinion that the time he spent in that place meant he was depriving the world, and all those in it who were in need, of his help and assistance, especially now when he had so much trust and confidence in the balm.
POSITIVE INJURY instead of benefit often results from the employment of some of the nostrums advertised for the cure of spermatorrhea, impotency and kindred affections.
Various worse than useless devices are advertised by quacks, who, as a class, are afraid to undertake surgical treatment for the cure of varicocele.
He said they were in fact genuine medicines--such compounds as every good physician would prescribe for the diseases which they were advertised to cure.
A step through that particular door will put them in a world where any illness is instantly cured and ageing reversed.
Having specialists who devote their entire time and attention to the study of these diseases, we are able to relieve and cure a large number painlessly and speedily, in which the awkward manipulations of physicians or surgeons, whose hands, untrained by constant and skillful use, not only fail to effect any benefit, but set up new, or aggravate existing, disease.
At the above stated period I had also been a sufferer from diarrhea, in its most aggravating form, for three and a half years, and I was completely and radically cured of that, also.
I had also been a sufferer from diarrhea, in its most aggravating form, for three and a half years, and I was completely and radically cured of that, also.
Within a few years we hope to find cures for your light sensitivity, and the agoraphobia that plagues others of our kind.
From observing its action in the cure of this and other miasmatic diseases, and knowing its composition, we are thoroughly satisfied that it contains chemical properties which neutralize and destroy the miasmatic or ague poison which is in the system, and, at the same time, produces a rapid excretion of the neutralized poisons.