New words. 2013.
New words. 2013.
medicine — 1. A drug. 2. The art of preventing or curing disease; the science concerned with disease in all its relations. 3. The study and treatment of general diseases or those affecting the internal parts of the body, especially those not usually… … Medical dictionary
Medicine, adoption — Medicine for the adopted child, including pre adoption counseling and evaluation based on a child s medical records as well as post adoption consultations and, often, primary care of the adopted child. The field of adoption medicine began to… … Medical dictionary
medicine cabinet — n MEDICINE CHEST … Medical dictionary
medicine glass — n a small glass vessel graduated (as in ounces, drams, or milliliters) for measuring medicine … Medical dictionary
medicine chest — n a cupboard used esp. for storing medicines or first aid supplies … Medical dictionary
medicine dropper — n DROPPER … Medical dictionary
Medicine, forensic — The branch of medicine that deals with the application of medical knowledge to legal problems and legal proceedings. Forensic medicine is also called legal medicine. A physician may be engaged in forensic (or legal) medicine; a lawyer with… … Medical dictionary
Medicine, legal — The branch of medicine that deals with the application of medical knowledge to legal problems and legal proceedings. Legal medicine is also called forensic medicine. A physician may be engaged in legal (or forensic) medicine while a lawyer with… … Medical dictionary
Medicine, transfusion — Blood transfusion and blood conservation are the complementary activities that constitute the clinical arena of transfusion medicine. Blood transfusion is the transfer of blood or blood products from one person (the donor) into another person s… … Medical dictionary
Medicine, occupational — The field of medicine encompassing diseases due to factors in the occupation of people. Occupational medicine was founded by the Italian physician Bernardino Ramazzini (1633 1714). His De Morbis Artificium (On Artificially Caused Diseases)… … Medical dictionary
Medicine, geriatric — The branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in older people and the problems specific to aging. Also called geriatrics. From the Greek geron meaning old man + iatreia meaning the treatment of disease … Medical dictionary