medicament

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n medicament (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Medicament Anything used for healing diseases or wounds, especially a medicine; a medication; a healing application.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n medicament A healing substance; anything used as a curative; a medicine or remedy; now, more especially, a healing substance applied externally.
    • n medicament Medicinal effect; curative power; the property of healing or remedying disease or disorder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Medicament anything used for healing: a medicine: healing power
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. medicamentum, fr. medicare, medicari, to heal: cf. F. médicament,. See Medicable
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. medicāre, to heal—medicus.

Usage

In literature:

An extraordinary variety of drugs and medicaments is collected in the city.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
For the surgeon "and his chest of medicaments" they provided a "competent salary" of from fifty to sixty pounds.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
Contains thirteen items: medical tracts, list of materia medica, etc.
"Three Centuries of a City Library an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Norwich Public Library Established in 1608 and the present Public Library opened in 1857" by George A. Stephen
In the biographical accounts of Bulleyn in Hutchinson's Biographia Medica (1799), Aikin's General Biog.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
His five books were the standard work on Materia Medica for many centuries after his death.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
They possessed secrets and medicaments, to pass through these trials in perfect security.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
And with the good care, meat, drink, and medicaments, he soon began to thrive again.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
Expeditions were constantly sent out from Archangel to various points with supplies of food, clothing, and medicaments.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
The poor lad has been drugged by some pungent medicament.
"The King's Esquires" by George Manville Fenn
It has been well said that music is entitled to a place in our Materia Medica.
"Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery" by Robert Means Lawrence
Materia medica lacks the exact elements of a science.
"The Arena" by Various
It has nevertheless disappeared from our Materia Medica.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
But the hour had gone by when such medicaments might have prevailed.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
There is no 7A: but 7 is the Museum of Materia Medica.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
I read your letter over and over, but its sweet medicament cannot purge my breast.
"The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance" by Paul Elmer More
And yet the materia medica needs a hoist to place it on the shelf.
"The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure" by Edward Hooker Dewey
Through a hole in one side introduce the nozzle of some simple spraying apparatus, such as is used for nasal medicaments.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Idque notum facio Amplitudini tuae, ut significes professoribus facultatis medicae Universitatis catholicae Insulensis.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
Utriusque re naturali et medica libri quatuordecim.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
Utriusque re naturali et medica libri quatuordecim.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
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In news:

Magellan Biosciences to Debut Revolutionary New Dynex® Clinical Diagnostics Processing System for Fully Automated ELISA Testing at MEDICA 2010.
Corgenix Announces New Automated Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Test Kit at MEDICA 2011.
And MRIs detect tumors long before the most experienced medica.
Z-Medica Signs Distribution Agreement with Nihon -Kohden.
The Medica Foundation donated $30,000 to incorporate the NuVal scoring system in the ala carte and vending lines at the middle and high schools.
Omnicom Group's Diversified Agency Services (DAS) has acquired medical-communications agency Excerpta Medica from publisher Elsevier.
For Omnicom Diversified Agency Services' Flashpoint Medica, a restructuring last year was a way to adapt to digital demands CEO and managing partner Charlene Prounis reports revenue held steady (between $15 million and $20 million).
' Minerva Medica' salutes St Luke's.
UBM Medica has unveiled the results of its "Physician's Practice 2012 Staff Salary" survey.
For those experienced marathoners out there, have you ever used an otc pain medica.
At the start of 2008, Vox Medica was structured in a traditional manner, with advertising, public relations and medical education housed in separate silos.
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In science:

Fonda, Acute hypoxic encephalopathy in the ful l-term newborn: correlation between magnetic resonance spectroscopy and neurological evaluation at short and long term., La Radiologia medica 104 (2002), no. 4, 332.
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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