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English noun: medicine

1. medicine (cognition) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques


Synonymsmedical specialty


Broader (hypernym)medical science


Narrower (hyponym)accident surgery, allergology, anesthesiology, angiology, bacteriology, biomedicine, biomedicine, cardiology, chiropody, clinical neurology, dental medicine, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostics, emergency medicine, endocrinology, epidemiology, forensic medicine, forensic pathology, gastroenterology, general medicine, geriatrics, gerontology, gynaecology, gynecology, haematology, hematology, hygiene, hygienics, immunology, internal medicine, materia medica, midwifery, nephrology, neurology, neuropsychiatry, nosology, nuclear medicine, OB, obstetrics, odontology, oncology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, otology, otorhinolaryngology, paediatrics, pediatric medicine, pediatrics, pedology, pharmaceutics, pharmacological medicine, pharmacology, pharmacy, podiatry, proctology, prosthetics, psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology, rheumatology, rhinolaryngology, space medicine, sports medicine, therapeutics, thoracic medicine, tocology, traumatology, tropical medicine, urogenital medicine, urology, veterinary medicine, virology


Domain category membersachromia, actinotherapy, acute, algid, auscultate, autopsy, balm, bloodletting, carrier, catatonic, chelation, chronic, clinician, clonic, confirming, contraindication, corroborant, curvature, disconfirming, disfunction, donor, dysfunction, emergency procedure, epidemic, festering, fulgurating, gauze, gauze bandage, general, germ theory, host, iatrogenic, imaging, immune carrier, immunity, indication, infection, infusion, insufflation, invasion, invasive, irradiation, irrigation, license fee, license tax, licensing fee, local, localised, localized, low-level radioactive waste, malignance, malignancy, maturation, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, medicine, monster, negative, neurotropic, noninvasive, nonspecific, ointment, palpable, parenteral, percussor, plessor, plexor, positive, potentiation, practice of medicine, psychotic, radiation, radiation therapy, radiotherapy, refractory, regime, regimen, rejection, reserve, resistance, salve, scatology, self-limited, sign, snake oil, specific, stubborn, succedaneum, suppuration, symptom, teras, therapy, tolerate, tomography, topical, truss, unction, unguent, uranalysis, urinalysis, venipuncture, vicarious, visualise, visualize, zymosis

2. medicine (artifact) (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease


Synonymsmedicament, medication, medicinal drug


Broader (hypernym)drug


Narrower (hyponym)acyclovir, alendronate, allopurinol, amrinone, analgesic, angiogenesis inhibitor, anodyne, Antabuse, anthelminthic, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug, antiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic drug, antiarrhythmic medication, antibacterial, antibacterial drug, anticholinergic, anticholinergic drug, anticholinesterase, anticoagulant, anticoagulant medication, anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antidepressant, antidepressant drug, antidiabetic, antidiabetic drug, antidiarrheal, antidiarrheal drug, antidiuretic, antidiuretic drug, antiemetic, antiemetic drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drug, antihistamine, antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug, antiprotozoal, antiprotozoal drug, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antispasmodic agent, antitussive, antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drug, APC, aperient, astringent, astringent drug, atomic cocktail, Atromid-S, azathioprine, bactericide, blocker, blocking agent, bronchodilator, calcium blocker, calcium-channel blocker, camphorated tincture of opium, Carafate, carminative, cathartic, clofibrate, clopidogrel bisulfate, cold medicine, counterirritant, Cuprimine, curative, cure, cytotoxic drug, decoagulant, decongestant, demulcent, depressant, diaphoretic, disulfiram, dosage, dose, downer, Drixoral, drug cocktail, ethical drug, expectorant, expectorator, febrifuge, fixed-combination drug, Fosamax, gemfibrozil, HAART, haematinic, helminthic, hematinic, herbal medicine, highly active antiretroviral therapy, histamine blocker, immune suppressant drug, immunosuppressant, immunosuppressive, immunosuppressive drug, immunosuppressor, Imuran, inhalant, inhalation, Inocor, isoproterenol, Isordil, isosorbide, Isuprel, lipid-lowering medication, lipid-lowering medicine, Lopid, Mecholyl, methacholine, Metrazol, nux vomica, over-the-counter drug, over-the-counter medicine, oxytocic, oxytocic drug, pain pill, painkiller, paregoric, patent medicine, penicillamine, pentamethylenetetrazol, pentylenetetrazol, pharmaceutic, pharmaceutical, physic, placebo, Plavix, powder, prescription, prescription drug, prescription medicine, probenecid, purgative, remedy, restorative, rubefacient, sedative, sedative drug, soothing syrup, spasmolytic, specific, statin, statin drug, styptic, sucralfate, sudatory, sudorific, suppository, therapeutic, tincture, tonic, tyrosine kinase inhibitor, vermicide, vermifuge, Zovirax, Zyloprim


Substance holonymphysostigmine


Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine


Domain category membersnonprescription, over-the-counter, prescription

3. medicine (act) 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


SamplesHe studied medicine at Harvard.


Synonymspractice of medicine


Broader (hypernym)learned profession


Narrower (hyponym)alternative medicine, complementary medicine, preventive medicine


Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine


Domain category membersadminister, amputate, ancylose, ancylose, ankylose, ankylose, bandage, bleed, bring around, cup, cure, cut off, diagnose, digitalize, dispense, doctor, dope, dope up, dose, dress, drug, eviscerate, eviscerate, explore, feel, group practice, heal, immunise, immunize, infuse, inject, inoculate, leech, medicate, medicate, medicine, nurse, operate, operate on, palpate, phlebotomise, phlebotomize, plaster, poultice, quack, relieve, remedy, resect, salve, shoot, slough off, soup, splint, strap, transfuse, transfuse, vaccinate, venesect, vet, vet

4. medicine (act) punishment for one's actions


SamplesYou have to face the music.
Take your medicine.


Synonymsmusic


Broader (hypernym)penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment


English verb: medicine

1. medicine (body) treat medicinally, treat with medicine


Synonymsmedicate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)care for, treat


Narrower (hyponym)dose, drug, salve


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine









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