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medicine British & World English

The science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease (in technical use often taken to exclude surgery)

medicine English Thesaurus

she poured out a dose of medicine for her mother

bush medicine British & World English

Traditional folk medicine, typically prepared from herbs and other plants

folk medicine British & World English

Medicine using herbal and other remedies based on traditional beliefs

medicine ball British & World English

A large, heavy, solid ball thrown and caught for exercise

Medicine Hat British & World English

A commercial and industrial city in southeastern Alberta in Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River; population 56,997 (2006)

medicine man British & World English

(Among North American Indians and some other peoples) a person believed to have magical powers of healing; a shaman

family medicine British & World English

The branch of medicine designed to provide basic health care to all the members of a family

fringe medicine British & World English

Another term for alternative medicine.

herbal medicine British & World English

The study or practice of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants; herbalism

medicine wheel British & World English

A stone circle built by North American Indians, believed to have religious, astronomical, territorial, or calendrical significance

patent medicine British & World English

A proprietary medicine made and marketed under a patent and available without prescription

community medicine British & World English

A branch of medicine dealing with health care issues affecting communities as a whole

forensic medicine British & World English

The application of medical knowledge to the investigation of crime, particularly in establishing the causes of injury or death

medicine cabinet British & World English

A small cupboard or box containing medicines and first-aid items

nuclear medicine British & World English

The branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in research, diagnosis, and treatment

physical medicine British & World English

The branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease by physical means such as manipulation, heat, electricity, or radiation, rather than by medication or surgery

quantum medicine British & World English

A branch of complementary medicine that uses low-dosage electromagnetic radiation in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of disease

alternative medicine British & World English

Any of a range of medical therapies that are not regarded as orthodox by the medical profession, such as herbalism, naturopathy, and crystal healing

complementary medicine British & World English

Any of a range of medical therapies that fall beyond the scope of conventional medicine but may be used alongside it in the treatment of disease and ill health. Examples include acupuncture and osteopathy

environmental medicine British & World English

A branch of medicine that studies environmental inputs and the individual’s physical, mental, and emotional responses to them

functional medicine British & World English

Medical practice or treatments that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs, usually involving systems of holistic or alternative medicine

take one's medicine British & World English

Submit to punishment as being deserved

occupational medicine British & World English

The branch of medicine dealing with the prevention and treatment of job-related injuries and illnesses

socialized medicine British & World English

The provision of medical and hospital care for all by means of public funds

Medicine Bow Mountains British & World English

A range in the Rocky Mountains that extends the Front Range in Colorado into southern Wyoming

give someone a dose of their own medicine British & World English

Give someone the same bad treatment that they have given to others

take one's medicine in medicine British & World English

Submit to punishment as being deserved

telemedicine British & World English

The remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology

medicine chest in medicine cabinet British & World English

A small cupboard or box containing medicines and first-aid items

give someone a dose of their own medicine in medicine British & World English

Give someone the same bad treatment that they have given to others

give someone a dose or taste of their own medicine in medicine British & World English

Give someone the same bad treatment that they have given to others


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