HyperDic: medicine

English > 5 senses of the word medicine:
NOUNcognitionmedicine, medical specialtythe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
artifactmedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
actmedicine, practice of medicinethe 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
actmedicine, musicpunishment for one's actions
VERBbodymedicine, medicatetreat medicinally, treat with medicine
medicine > pronunciation
Soundsmeh'dahsahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > medicine: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques.
Synonymmedical specialty
Category ofachromiaAn absence of normal pigmentation especially in the skin (as in albinism) or in red blood cells
acuteHaving or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
algidChilly
auscultateExamine by auscultation
autopsyPerform an autopsy on a dead body
bloodlettingformerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
carrier, immune carrier(medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
catatonicCharacterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme / extreme laxness of limbs
chelation(medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
chroniclong-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
clinicianA practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments / experiments
clonicOf or relating to abnormal neuromuscular activity characterized by rapidly alternating muscle contraction and relaxation
contraindication(medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment
corroborantUsed of a medicine that is strengthening
curvature(medicine) a curving or bending
donor(medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)
dysfunction, disfunction(medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group
emergency procedure(medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
epidemic(especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease
festering, suppuration, maturation(medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
fulguratingsharp and piercing
gauze, gauze bandage(medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
generalaffecting the entire body
germ theory(medicine) the theory that all contagious diseases are caused by microorganisms
host(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor
iatrogenicinduced by a physician's words / words or therapy (used especially of a complication resulting from treatment)
imaging, tomography(medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
immunity, resistance(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
indication(medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure
infection(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease
infusion(medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)
insufflation(medicine) blowing air or medicated powder into the lungs (or into some other body cavity)
invasion(pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body
invasiverelating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision
irrigation(medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
licensing fee, license fee, license taxA fee paid to the government for the privilege of being licensed to do something (as selling liquor or practicing medicine)
localaffecting only a restricted part or area of the body
localized, localisedConfined or restricted to a particular location
low-level radioactive waste(medicine) radioactive waste consisting of objects that have been briefly exposed to radioactivity (as in certain medical tests)
malignancy, malignance(medicine) a malignant state
medicine, practice of medicineThe 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
medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
monster, teras(medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus
negative, disconfirmingnot indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition
neurotropic(of a virus, toxin, or chemical) tending to attack or affect the nervous system preferentially
noninvasiverelating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
nonspecificnot caused by a specific agent
ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salvesemisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
palpableCan be felt by palpation
parenteralAdministered by means other than through the alimentary tract (as by intramuscular or intravenous injection)
plexor, plessor, percussor(medicine) a small hammer with a rubber / rubber head used in percussive examinations of the chest and in testing reflexes
positive, confirmingIndicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
potentiation(medicine) the synergistic effect of two drugs given simultaneously
prescribe(medicine) order the use of (a treatment, medicine, etc.), usually by written prescription
psychoticCharacteristic of or suffering from psychosis
radiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiation, actinotherapy, irradiation(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
regimen, regime(medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
rejection(medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign / foreign
reserve(medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
scatology(medicine) the chemical analysis of excrement (for medical diagnosis or for paleontological purposes)
self-limitedrelating to a disease that tends to run a definite course without treatment
sign(medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease
snake oil(medicine) any of various liquids / liquids sold as medicine (as by a travelling medicine show) but medically worthless
specificBeing or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition
succedaneum(medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another)
symptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
therapy(medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
tolerateHave a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition
topicalpertaining to the surface of a body part
truss(medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt
urinalysis, uranalysis(medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis)
venipuncture(medicine) puncture of a vein through the skin in order to withdraw blood for analysis or to start an intravenous drip or to inject medication or a radiopaque dye
vicariousOccurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function
visualize, visualiseview the outline of by means of an X-ray
zymosis(medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
NarrowerallergologyThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and treatment of allergies
anesthesiologyThe branch of medical science that studies and applies anesthetics
angiologyThe branch of medical science that studies the blood and lymph vessels and their disorders
bacteriologyThe branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease
biomedicineThe branch of medical science that studies the ability of organisms to withstand environmental stress (as in space travel)
biomedicineThe branch of medical science that applies biological and physiological principles to clinical practice
cardiologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the heart and its diseases
dentistry, dental medicine, odontologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
dermatologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases
emergency medicineThe branch of medicine concerned with the prompt diagnosis and treatment of injuries or trauma or sudden illness
endocrinologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions / secretions
epidemiologyThe branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
forensic medicine, forensic pathologyThe branch of medical science that uses medical knowledge for legal purposes
gastroenterologyThe branch of medicine that studies the gastrointestinal tract and its diseases
geriatrics, gerontologyThe branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people
gynecology, gynaecologyThe branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and hygiene of women
hematology, haematologyThe branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
hygiene, hygienicsThe science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
immunologyThe branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system
internal medicine, general medicineThe branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and (nonsurgical) treatment of diseases of the internal organs (especially in adults)
nephrologyThe branch of medicine concerned with the kidney - its development and anatomy and physiology and disorders
neurology, clinical neurology(neurology) the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and its disorders
neuropsychiatryThe branch of medicine dealing with mental disorders attributable to diseases of the nervous system
nosology, diagnosticsThe branch of medical science dealing with the classification of disease
nuclear medicineThe branch of medicine that uses radioactive materials either to image a patient's body or to destroy diseased cells
obstetrics, OB, tocology, midwiferyThe branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
oncologyThe branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of tumors
ophthalmologyThe branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
otologyThe branch of medicine concerned with the ear
pediatrics, paediatrics, pediatric medicine, pedologyThe branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children
pharmacology, pharmacological medicine, materia medicaThe science or study of drugs
pharmacy, pharmaceuticsThe art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,
podiatry, chiropodyThe branch of medicine concerned with the feet
proctologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon or rectum or anus
prostheticsThe branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts
psychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicineThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
rheumatologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of pathologies of the muscles or tendons or joints
rhinolaryngology, otorhinolaryngology, otolaryngologyThe medical specialty that deals with diseases of the ear, nose and throat
space medicineThe branch of medicine concerned with the effects of space flight on human beings
sports medicineThe branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of injuries or illness resulting from athletic activities
therapeuticsBranch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease
thoracic medicineThe branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest
traumatology, accident surgeryThe branch of medicine that deals with the surgical repair of injuries and wounds / wounds arising from accidents
tropical medicineThe branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that are found most often in tropical regions
urology, urogenital medicineThe branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the urinary tract or urogenital system
veterinary medicineThe branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals (especially domestic animals)
virologyThe branch of medical science that studies viruses and viral diseases
Broadermedical scienceThe science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease
Spanishespecialidad médica, medicina
Catalanespecialitat mèdica, medicina
Adjectivesmedicalrequiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery
medicalof or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art
Verbsmedicate, medicinetreat medicinally, treat with medicine
English > medicine: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaning(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease.
Synonymsmedication, medicament, medicinal drug
Category ofnonprescription, over-the-counterpurchasable without a doctor's prescription
prescriptionavailable only with a doctor's written prescription
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
NarrowerAPCA drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (aspirin and phenacetin and caffeine)
DrixoralThe trade name for a drug used to treat upper respiratory congestion
acyclovir, ZoviraxAn oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes
alendronate, FosamaxA tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause
allopurinol, ZyloprimA drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid
amrinone, InocorA drug (trade name Inocor) used intravenously in heart failure
analgesic, anodyne, painkiller, pain pillA medicine used to relieve pain
angiogenesis inhibitorA drug that is designed to prevent the growth of blood vessels that nourish tumors
anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drugA medicine intended to reduce inflammation
antiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic drug, antiarrhythmic medicationA drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericideAny drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
anticholinergic, anticholinergic drugA substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
anticholinesteraseA medicine that inhibits cholinesterase by combining with it and so has a cholinergic effect
anticoagulant, anticoagulant medication, decoagulantmedicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drugA drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
antidepressant, antidepressant drugAny of a class of drugs used to treat depression
antidiabetic, antidiabetic drugA drug used to treat diabetes mellitus
antidiarrheal, antidiarrheal drugA drug used to control or stop diarrhea
antidiuretic, antidiuretic drugA drug that limits the formation of urine
antiemetic, antiemetic drugA drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
antihistamineA medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drugA drug that reduces high blood pressure
antiprotozoal, antiprotozoal drugA medicinal drug used to fight diseases (like malaria) that are caused by protozoa
antipyretic, febrifugeAny medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
antisepticA substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
antispasmodic, spasmolytic, antispasmodic agentA drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
antitussiveAny medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drugAny drug that destroys viruses
astringent, astringent drug, stypticA drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
atomic cocktailAn oral dose of radioactive substance used in treatment and diagnosis of cancer
azathioprine, ImuranAn immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ
blocker, blocking agentA class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
bronchodilatorA drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
calcium blocker, calcium-channel blockerAny of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart)
carminativemedication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
clofibrate, Atromid-SA drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum
clopidogrel bisulfate, PlavixA blood thinner (trade name Plavix) approved for the treatment of mild heart attacks
cold medicinemedicine intended to relieve the symptoms of the common cold
counterirritantA medicine applied locally to produce superficial inflammation in order to reduce deeper inflammation
cytotoxic drugAny drug that has a toxic effect on cells
decongestantA drug that decreases pulmonary congestion
demulcentA medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that soothes inflamed or injured skin
diaphoreticUsed to produce perspiration
disulfiram, AntabuseA drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholism
dose, dosageA measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
drug cocktail, highly active antiretroviral therapy, HAARTA combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors
expectorant, expectoratorA medicine promoting expectoration
fixed-combination drugdrug containing fixed amounts of two or more ingredients
gemfibrozil, Lopidmedication (trade name Lopid) used to lower the levels of triglyceride in the blood
hematinic, haematinicA medicine that increases the hemoglobin content of the blood
herbal medicineA medicine made from plants and used to prevent or treat disease or promote health
histamine blockerA medicine used to treat the gastric effects of histamine in cases of peptic ulcers and gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux
immunosuppressant, immunosuppressor, immunosuppressive drug, immunosuppressive, immune suppressant drugA drug that lowers the body's normal immune response
inhalant, inhalationA medication to be taken by inhaling it
isoproterenol, Isupreldrug (trade name Isuprel) used to treat bronchial asthma and to stimulate the heart
isosorbide, Isordildrug (trade name Isordil) used to treat angina pectoris and congestive heart failure
lipid-lowering medicine, lipid-lowering medication, statin drug, statinA medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
methacholine, Mecholylparasympathomimetic drug (trademark Mecholyl) that stimulates secretions and smooth muscle activity
nux vomicaA medicine made from the seeds of an Asiatic tree
over-the-counter drug, over-the-counter medicineA drug that is sold without a prescription
oxytocic, oxytocic drugA drug that induces labor by stimulating contractions of the muscles of the uterus
paregoric, camphorated tincture of opiummedicine used to treat diarrhea
patent medicinemedicine that is protected by a patent / patent and available without a doctor's prescription
penicillamine, CuprimineA drug (trade name Cuprimine) used to treat heavy metal poisoning and Wilson's disease and severe arthritis
pentylenetetrazol, pentamethylenetetrazol, MetrazolA drug used as a circulatory and respiratory stimulant
pharmaceutical, pharmaceuticdrug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment
placeboAn innocuous or inert medication
powderAny of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed / dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder
prescription drug, prescription, prescription medicine, ethical drugA drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist
probenecidA uricosuric drug that reduces the level of uric acid in the blood
purgative, cathartic, physic, aperientA purging medicine
remedy, curative, cure, therapeuticA medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve / relieve pain
rubefacientA medicine for external application that produces redness of the skin
sedative, sedative drug, depressant, downerA drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
soothing syrupmedicine in the form of a syrup that has a calming effect
specificA medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
sucralfate, Carafatemedicine consisting of a tablet (trade name Carafate) used to treat peptic ulcers
sudorific, sudatoryA medicine that causes or increases sweating
suppositoryA small plug of medication designed for insertion into the rectum or vagina where it melts
tincture(pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
tonic, restorativeA medicine that strengthens and invigorates
tyrosine kinase inhibitorA drug used in cases of chronic myeloid leukemia
vermicideAn agent that kills worms (especially those in the intestines)
vermifuge, anthelmintic, anthelminthic, helminthicA medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
BroaderdrugA substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
SubstancesphysostigmineUsed in treatment of Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma
Spanishfármaco, medicación, medicamento, medicamentos, medicina, remedio
Catalanfàrmac, medicament, medicina
Adjectivesmedicinalhaving the properties of medicine
Verbsmedicate, medicinetreat medicinally, treat with medicine
medicateimpregnate with a medicinal substance
English > medicine: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe 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.
Example"he studied medicine at Harvard"
Synonympractice of medicine
Category ofadminister, dispenseGive or apply (medications)
amputate, cut offRemove surgically
ankylose, ancyloseUndergo ankylosis
ankylose, ancyloseproduce ankylosis by surgery
bandageDress by covering or binding
bleed, leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomiseDraw blood
bring around, cure, healProvide a cure for, make healthy / healthy again
cup, transfusetreat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin
diagnosesubject to a medical analysis
digitalizeAdminister digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects
doctorGive medical treatment to
dope, dope upGive a narcotic to
dressapply a bandage or medication to
drug, doseAdminister a drug to
eviscerateRemove the contents of
exploreExamine (organs) for diagnostic purposes
group practice(medicine) the practice of medicine by a group of physicians who share their premises and other resources
immunize, immunise, inoculate, vaccinatePerform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
infuseintroduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes
inject, shootGive an injection to
medicate, medicinetreat medicinally, treat with medicine
medicateimpregnate with a medicinal substance
nursetry to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
operate on, operatePerform surgery on
palpate, feelExamine (a body part) by palpation
poultice, plasterDress by covering with a therapeutic substance
quackact as a medical quack or a charlatan
remedy, relieveProvide relief for
resect, evisceratesurgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
salveapply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing
slough offSeparate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion
soupdope (a racehorse)
splintsupport with a splint
strapSecure (a sprained joint) with a strap
transfuseGive a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to
venesectpractice venesection
vetProvide veterinary care for
vetProvide (a person) with medical care
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Narroweralternative medicineThe practice of medicine without the use of drugs
complementary medicineThe practice of medicine that combines traditional medicine with alternative medicine
preventive medicineThe branch of medicine concerned with preventing disease
Broaderlearned professionOne of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles
Spanishmedicina
Catalanmedicina
Adjectivesmedicalrelating to the study or practice of medicine
medicolegalpertaining to legal aspects of the practice of medicine (as malpractice or patient consent for operations or patient information)
premedicalpreparing for the study of medicine
Verbsmedicate, medicinetreat medicinally, treat with medicine
English > medicine: 5 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningpunishment for one's actions.
Example "take your medicine"
Synonymmusic
Broaderpunishment, penalty, penalization, penalisationThe act of punishing
English > medicine: 5 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningtreat medicinally, treat with medicine.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymmedicate
Categorymedicine, practice of medicineThe 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
Narrowerdrug, doseAdminister a drug to
salveapply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing
Broadertreat, care forProvide treatment for
Spanishmedicar, medicinar
Catalanmedicar
Nounsmedicinethe 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
medicine(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
medicinethe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

©2001-19 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict