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medicine

 
Noun medicine has 4 senses
  1. medicine, medical specialty - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    --1 is a kind of medical science
    --1 has particulars:
     allergology; anesthesiology; angiology; bacteriology; biomedicine; biomedicine; cardiology; dentistry, dental medicine, odontology; prosthetics; dermatology; emergency medicine; endocrinology; epidemiology; forensic medicine, forensic pathology; gastroenterology; geriatrics, gerontology; gynecology, gynaecology; hematology, haematology; hygiene, hygienics; immunology; internal medicine, general medicine; nephrology; nuclear medicine; neurology, clinical neurology; neuropsychiatry; nosology, diagnostics; obstetrics, OB, tocology, midwifery; oncology; ophthalmology; otology, otolaryngology; pharmacology, pharmacological medicine, materia medica; pharmacy, pharmaceutics; psychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicine; pediatrics, paediatrics, pediatric medicine; podiatry, chiropody; proctology; rheumatology; space medicine; sports medicine; therapeutics; thoracic medicine; traumatology, accident surgery; tropical medicine; urology, urogenital medicine; veterinary medicine; virology
    Derived forms: verb medicine1, verb medicate2
  2. medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    --2 is a kind of drug
    --2 has substances: physostigmine
    --2 has particulars:
     acyclovir, Zovirax; alendronate, Fosamax; allopurinol, Zyloprim; amrinone, Inocor; analgesic, anodyne, painkiller, pain pill; angiogenesis inhibitor; antiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic drug, antiarrhythmic medication; antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide; anticholinergic, anticholinergic drug; anticholinesterase; anticoagulant, anticoagulant medication, decoagulant; anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drug; antidepressant, antidepressant drug; antidiabetic, antidiabetic drug; antidiarrheal, antidiarrheal drug; antidiuretic, antidiuretic drug; antiemetic, antiemetic drug; antihistamine; antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug; anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug; antiprotozoal, antiprotozoal drug; antipyretic, febrifuge; antiseptic; antispasmodic, spasmolytic, antispasmodic agent; antitussive; antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drug; APC; astringent, astringent drug, styptic; atomic cocktail; azathioprine, Imuran; blocker, blocking agent; bronchodilator; calcium blocker, calcium-channel blocker; carminative; clofibrate, Atromid-S; clopidogrel bisulfate, Plavix; cold medicine; counterirritant; cytotoxic drug; decongestant; demulcent; diaphoretic; disulfiram, Antabuse; dose; Drixoral; drug cocktail, highly active antiretroviral therapy, HAART; expectorant, expectorator; fixed-combination drug; gemfibrozil, Lopid; hematinic, haematinic; herbal medicine; histamine blocker; immunosuppressant, immunosuppressive drug, immune suppressant drug; inhalant, inhalation; isoproterenol, Isuprel; isosorbide, Isordil; lipid-lowering medicine, lipid-lowering medication, statin drug, statin; methacholine, Mecholyl; nux vomica; over-the-counter drug, over-the-counter medicine; oxytocic, oxytocic drug; paregoric, camphorated tincture of opium; patent medicine; penicillamine, Cuprimine; pentylenetetrazol, pentamethylenetetrazol, Metrazol; pharmaceutical; placebo; powder; prescription drug, prescription, prescription medicine, ethical drug; probenecid; purgative, cathartic, physic, aperient; remedy, curative, cure; rubefacient; sedative, sedative drug, depressant, downer; soothing syrup; specific; sucralfate, Carafate; suppository; tincture; tonic, restorative; tyrosine kinase inhibitor; vermicide; vermifuge, anthelmintic, anthelminthic, helminthic
    Derived forms: verb medicine1, verb medicate1, verb medicate2
  3. medicine, practice of medicine - 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"
    --3 is a kind of learned profession
    --3 has particulars: preventive medicine; alternative medicine; complementary medicine
    Derived forms: verb medicine1, verb medicate2
  4. music, medicine - punishment for one's actions; "you have to face the music"; "take your medicine"
    --4 is a kind of punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation
Verb medicine has 1 sense
  1. medicate, medicine - treat medicinally, treat with medicine
    --1 is one way to treat, care for
    Derived forms: noun medicine3, noun medicine2, noun medicine1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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