• WordNet 3.6
    • adj medical requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery "medical treatment","pneumonia is a medical disease"
    • adj medical of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art
    • adj medical relating to the study or practice of medicine "the medical profession","a medical student","medical school"
    • n medical a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth
    • Medical Containing medicine; used in medicine; medicinal; as, the medical properties of a plant.
    • Medical Of, pertaining to, or having to do with, the art of healing disease, or the science of medicine; as, the medical profession; medical services; a medical dictionary; medical jurisprudence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It has been medically been proven that laughter is an effective pain killer
    • medical Pertaining or relating to the profession or practice of medicine; engaged in or connected with the study or treatment of disease: as, the medical profession; a medical man, book, or college; medical services; medical science.
    • medical Curative; medicinal; therapeutic: as, the medical properties of a plant; the medical effects of bathing. Abbreviated medicine
    • n medical A student or a practitioner of medicine.
    • n medical A small bottle or vial made from glass tubing. The vial-maker cuts the tubes into lengths suitable to make two vials, and on each end of the piece, with the aid of a blowpipe, forms a neck. He then heats the middle of the tube, parts it centrally, and closes the openings at the separated ends, shaping them properly for the bottoms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking
    • adj Medical med′i-kal relating to the art of healing diseases: containing that which heals: intended to promote the study of medicine
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession.”
  • Schola Salern
    Schola Salern
    “If you need medical advice, let these three things be your physicians; a cheerful mind, relaxation from business, and a moderate diet.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “I firmly believe that if the whole material medical could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the sea.”
  • Gerald F. Lieberman
    Gerald F. Lieberman
    “There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
    “I was under medication when I made the decision not to burn the tapes.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. medicalis, L. medicus, belonging to healing, fr. mederi, to heal; cf. Zend madha, medical science, wisdom, Gr. to learn, E. mind,: cf. F. médical,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. medicalis—L. medicus, pertaining to healing, a physician—medēri, to heal.


In literature:

Many limbs which were medically condemned have been thus saved within our personal knowledge.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Opinion of some Medical Men.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
The doctor back on Anvhar had given the medical section of the ship's brain a complete briefing.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
We had but a single medical officer and he was tasked beyond his strength.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
There are one thousand graduates of medical colleges.
"Sparkling Gems of Race Knowledge Worth Reading" by Various
The attainable limits of human longevity are generally underrated by the medical profession and by popular opinion.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, February 1887" by Various
No attempt is made to fasten blame for this upon the American medical officers, nor upon the British for that matter.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Another friend and brother collector with whom our book-hunter sometimes passes an evening is a medical man of no small talent.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
Inner life is thus, in the interests of medical treatment, necessarily a part of a causal system.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
It is well to remember that most medical therapy is specifically directed to symptom removal.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers

In poetry:

Shepherd. Sing, for it may be that your thoughts have
Some medicable herb to make our grief
Less bitter.
"Shepherd And Goatherd" by William Butler Yeats
By the bedside, on the stair,
At the threshhold, near the gates,
With its menace or its prayer,
Like a medicant it waits;
"Something Left Undone. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Second)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Then take you this, and take you that -
Your blood flows sluggish in its channel -
You must get rid of all this fat,
And wear my medicated flannel.
"Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum" by William Schwenck Gilbert
A medical man to his bedside came.
(I can't remember that doctor's name),
And said, "You'll die in a very short while
If you don't set sail for Madeira's isle."
"The Baby's Vengeance" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"For the Church and the Law and all medical aid
Are here represented in toddy;
The child in a christening dish shall be laid
And good liquor poured over his body."—Chorus.
"The Christening" by John Jay Chapman
From his home in the country to the city he went,
Where kind brothers procured him good medical aid;
But all was in vain--Death commissioned was sent,
And soon his remains in the cold grave were laid.
"Lines To The Memory Of Patrick Kelley" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow

In news:

Idaho counties rely on local property taxes and money from the state's general fund to cover the catastrophic medical costs of poor residents who can't pay their medical bills.
Three Southeast Michigan medical groups — Prism Medical Group, Silver Pine Medical Group and Troy Internal Medicine — have signed a letter of intent to discuss the creation of a fully integrated medical group.
Medical maggots are also much cheaper, usually around $100, and covered by most medical insurance plans.
In 1986, the medical-malpractice tribunal system was established to review claims against medical professionals.
Why didn't they just call the new MCG , UMCG – University Medical College of Georgia, or MUCG – Medical University College of Georgia.
The 1989 package worth $2.9 million will buy medication and small medical supplies.
Caretools calls its iChart app a "personal medical assistant ," which stores everything from patient data to charts and lists of medications in a streamlined, organized fashion.
Medical experts explain that the medical care a child needs is very different from adult care.
Pat Roberts says medical marijuana is not a medical expense .
Has joined the team as Chief Medical Officer for Park Ridge Health and Medical Director for Park Ridge Medical Associates, and will assume responsibilities on Dec 3.
Adirondack Medical Center and a local medical practice have been awarded state grant funding to help recruit and retain doctors.
The State Department of Public Health says the Ventura County Medical Center is one of 14 facilities statewide which have been fined over serious problems with medical procedure s.
Malini Daniel, a medical student at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif, today became a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician organization.
At Aethlon Medical, our focus is to create revolutionary medical devices that save lives.
Longview, TX — Diagnostic Clinic of Longview and Longview Regional Medical Center have completed a formal affiliation announced earlier this year that should pave the way for more growth in Longview's medical community, officials said Monday.

In science:

In medical applications, this would mean that prototypes correspond to actual patients, genes, etc.
Prototype selection for interpretable classification
In this paper we will consider Normalized Mutual Information (NMI) , which has proven to be very powerful for registration of medical images in general.
Locally Orderless Registration
However, on real medical images this is not the case: In Fig. 6(b), we have plotted the cost functional M(A ◦ φ, B ) and M(B , A◦φ) for pure translation of two images of baseline and followup of patient 16 from the OASIS collection .
Locally Orderless Registration
Sporring, “Generalized partial volume: An inferior density estimator to parzen windows for normalized mutual information,” in Information Processing in Medical Imaging, ser.
Locally Orderless Registration
Suetens, “Nonrigid image registration using conditional mutual information,” in Proceedings of the 20th international conference on Information processing in medical imaging.
Locally Orderless Registration