Crossword clues for medicine
- The branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
- Something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
- 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
- Punishment for one's actions
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Medicine \Med"i*cine\, n. [L. medicina (sc. ars), fr. medicinus medical, fr. medicus: cf. F. m['e]decine. See Medical.]
The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease.
Any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent; a medication; a medicament; a remedy; physic.
By medicine, life may be prolonged.
A philter or love potion. [Obs.]
[F. m['e]decin.] A physician. [Obs.]
Among the North American Indians, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing; also, magical power itself; the potency which a charm, token, or rite is supposed to exert.
The North American Indian boy usually took as his medicine the first animal of which he dreamed during the long and solitary fast that he observed at puberty.
--F. H. Giddings.
Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages.
Short for Medicine man.
Intoxicating liquor; drink. [Slang]
Medicine bag, a charm; -- so called among the North American Indians, or in works relating to them.
Medicine man (among the North American Indians), a person who professes to cure sickness, drive away evil spirits, and regulate the weather by the arts of magic; a shaman.
Medicine seal, a small gem or paste engraved with reversed characters, to serve as a seal. Such seals were used by Roman physicians to stamp the names of their medicines.
Medicine \Med"i*cine\, v. t.
To give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy;
to cure. ``Medicine thee to that sweet sleep.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, "medical treatment, cure, remedy," also used figuratively, of spiritual remedies, from Old French medecine (Modern French médicine) "medicine, art of healing, cure, treatment, potion," from Latin medicina "the healing art, medicine; a remedy," also used figuratively, perhaps originally ars medicina "the medical art," from fem. of medicinus (adj.) "of a doctor," from medicus "a physician" (see medical); though OED finds evidence for this is wanting. Meaning "a medicinal potion or plaster" in English is mid-14c.\n
\nTo take (one's) medicine "submit to something disagreeable" is first recorded 1865. North American Indian medicine-man "shaman" is first attested 1801, from American Indian adoption of the word medicine in sense of "magical influence." The U.S.-Canadian boundary they called Medicine Line (first attested 1910), because it conferred a kind of magic protection: punishment for crimes committed on one side of it could be avoided by crossing over to the other. Medicine show "traveling show meant to attract a crowd so patent medicine can be sold to them" is American English, 1938. Medicine ball "stuffed leather ball used for exercise" is from 1889.\n\nIt is called a "medicine ball" and it got that title from Prof. Roberts, now of Springfield, whose fame is widespread, and whose bright and peculiar dictionary of terms for his prescription department in physical culture is taught in every first-class conducted Y.M.C.A. gymnasium in America. Prof. Roberts calls it a "medicine ball" because playful exercise with it invigorates the body, promotes digestion, and restores and preserves one's health.
["Scientific American Supplement," March 16, 1889]
n. 1 A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way. 2 A treatment or cure. 3 The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease or illness. 4 The profession of physicians, surgeons and related specialisms; those who practice medicine. 5 Ritual Native American magic used by a medicine man to promote a desired outcome in healing, hunting, warfare etc. 6 Among the Native Americans, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing. 7 (context obsolete English) black magic, superstition. 8 (context obsolete English) A philtre or love potion. 9 (context obsolete English) A physician. 10 (cx slang English) alcoholic drink vb. (context rare obsolete English) To treat with medicine.
n. the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques [syn: medical specialty]
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; "he studied medicine at Harvard" [syn: practice of medicine]
punishment for one's actions; "you have to face the music"; "take your medicine" [syn: music]
v. treat medicinally, treat with medicine [syn: medicate]
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Medicine is the modern field of medical practice and health care.
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- Internal medicine, medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, management and nonsurgical treatment of unusual or serious diseases
Other systems of medicine including:
- Anthroposophic medicine
- Native American medicine
- Shamanism, practiced by Indigenous people of the Americas
- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
- Traditional Tibetan medicine
- Medication, licensed pharmaceutical drugs (see pharmacology) or herbal medicines
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Usage examples of "medicine".
The employment of other medicines frequently should be preceded by the administration of an agent of this class, to neutralize excessive acidity in the stomach and bowels.
When there is great acidity of the stomach, which may be known by heart burn, saleratus may be taken in water, to neutralize it, but should not be drunk within an hour of the time for taking other medicines.
Dissections of cadavers were restricted or outlawed, so those who practised medicine were prevented from acquiring first-hand knowledge of the human body.
As santonin is almost entirely tasteless, if not combined with other medicines which are unpalatable, no difficulty will be experienced in administering it to children.
It was so similar to agrimony that she thought of it as a variation of that herb -- but one of the other medicine women at the Clan Gathering had called it boneset, and used it for that purpose.
He took the medicines she carried for him, washed them down with a drink from her flask, and sat there ahorse while others stretched their legs.
All right, the autopsy will show the heart ailment and it will show his system having traces of the medicine, and nobody is going to be suspicious about that.
When the science of medicine reaches perfection, treatment will be given by foods, aliments, fragrant fruits, and vegetables, and by various waters, hot and cold in temperature.
In perfecting this alterative compound, and likewise other standard preparations of medicine, we have made an outlay of many thousand dollars for chemical apparatus, and special machinery by the aid of which these remedies have been brought to their present perfection.
He was put upon a tonic and alterative course of treatment, which also embraced the use of such medicines as have been found to exert a specific, tonic action upon the muscular tissues of the heart.
The treatment of this disease should consist in rest for the hip-joint, cleanliness of the person and plenty of fresh air and light, a nutritious diet and the use of tonics and sustaining alterative, or blood-cleansing medicines.
Whether the procedure pertain to medicine or surgery, so long as the amelioration of the patient is the one purpose kept in view, IT IS LEGITIMATE TREATMENT.
She led the way into the dining-room, where the Castilian Amoroso bottle and the medicine glass were standIng on the table all ready.
The circumstances and conditions of the system increase or diminish the effects of medicine, so that an aperient at one time may act as a cathartic at another, and a dose that will simply prove to be an anodyne when the patient is suffering great pain will act as a narcotic when he is not.
Lately a certain aperient medicine has become highly popular with both doctors and patients in this country, the same being known as Cascara Sagrada.