• Pinocchio Refuses to Take His Medicine
    Pinocchio Refuses to Take His Medicine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v medicine treat medicinally, treat with medicine
    • n 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"
    • n medicine punishment for one's actions "you have to face the music","take your medicine"
    • n medicine (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    • n medicine the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Medicine Mask Medicine Mask
A sailor helps his keeper give Saï his medicine A sailor helps his keeper give Saï his medicine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine
    • Medicine A philter or love potion.
    • Medicine A physician.
    • Medicine Among the North American Indians, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing; also, magical power itself; the potency which a charm, token, or rite is supposed to exert.
    • Medicine Any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent; a medication; a medicament; a remedy; physic. "By medicine , life may be prolonged."
    • Medicine Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages.
    • Medicine Intoxicating liquor; drink.
    • Medicine Short for Medicine man.
    • Medicine The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease.
    • v. t Medicine To give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy; to cure. "Medicine thee to that sweet sleep."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
    • n medicine A substance used as a remedy for disease; a substance having or supposed to have curative properties; hence, figuratively, anything that has a curative or remedial effect.
    • n medicine The art of preventing, curing, or alleviating diseases and remedying as far as possible the results of violence and accident. Practical medicine is divided into medicine in a stricter sense, surgery, and obstetrics. These rest largely on the sciences of anatomy and physiology, normal and pathological pharmacology, and bacteriology, which, having practical relations almost exclusively with medicine, are called the medical sciences and form distinct parts of that art. Abbreviated medicine
    • n medicine Something which is supposed to possess curative, supernatural, or mysterious power; any object used or any ceremony performed as a charm: an English equivalent for terms used among American Indians and other savage tribes.
    • n medicine A physician.
    • medicine To treat or affect medicinally; work upon or cure by or as if by medicine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Milk as an additive to coffee became popular in the 1680's, when a French physician recommended that cafe au lait be used for medicinal purposes.
    • n Medicine med′i-sin or med′sin anything applied for the cure or lessening of disease or pain, whether simple or compound (made up of more than one ingredient): the science which treats of the prevention or cure of disease: a charm
    • v.t Medicine to treat or cure by medicine
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “There are books which take rank in your life with parents and lovers and passionate experiences, so medicinal, so stringent, so revolutionary, so authoritative.”
  • Paxton Hood
    Paxton Hood
    “The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, The medicines of the soul.”
  • John Ruskin
    “You should read books like you take medicine, by advice, and not by advertisement.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Sleep is better than medicine.”
  • Voltaire
    “The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.”


Laughter is the best medicine - Laughing is often helpful for healing, especially emotional healing.
Take your medicine - If you take your medicine, you accept the consequences of something you have done wrong.
Taste of your own medicine - If you give someone a taste of their own medicine, you do something bad to someone that they have done to you to teach them a lesson.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. medicina,sc. ars,), fr. medicinus, medical, fr. medicus,: cf. F. médecine,. See Medical


In literature:

It's good medicine, I know it.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
But a knowledge of medicine is necessary for dealing with these articles.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Those were the only patent medicines that advertised at that time.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Old Master wouldn't let us take herb medicine, and he got all our medicine in Van Buren when we was sick.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
The solution sold by druggists contains 3% of the dioxide and is used in medicine as an antiseptic.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Sometimes she did not know me when I gave her the medicine, and when she knew me, she did not care.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
When the inspection was concluded my leg was ordered to be bandaged, and some medicine was given to me daily.
"Six Years in the Prisons of England" by A Merchant - Anonymous
Medicines and all poisonous substances should be carefully labelled, and kept out of children's reach.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
But from his grandmother's skill in medicines he was soon recovered.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Trust me, his medicines are the best in the world.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville

In poetry:

"Medicine from the plants we borrow,
Salves from many a leaf;
May they not kill hunger's sorrow,
Give with food relief?"
"Mon-Daw-Min" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Author of health, who all the plants that grow
Hast form'd! who hast the tyrant Death subdu'd!
Thy blessing on this medicine bestow,
Which thou hast with salubrious pow'rs endu'd!
"A Prayer For A Sick Person Before He Takes Physic" by Rees Prichard
Shut close within His hand so small
The sick heart's medicine; not a sword.
Come in, come in, sad people all,
Here is your ancient peace restored!
"Lullalay-loo," sings Mary mild,
Kissing her God, her Lamb, her Child.
"A Birth-Night Song" by Katharine Tynan
Yea, hath it? use, quoth she, this medicine;
This May-time, every day before thou dine,
Go look on the fresh daisy; then say I,
Although for pain thou may'st be like to die,
Thou wilt be eased, and less wilt droop and pine.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth
I'm growing ill I can plainly see,
And many prescribe my pain to ease,
But somehow each medicine proves to be
"A remedy worse than the disease."
Though strong as ever, should once my strength
Give way, I must fall a fearful length.
"Uncle Sam's Soliloquy" by Madge Morris Wagner
`Nay,' said the kindly wife to comfort him,
`You raised your arm, you tumbled down and broke
The glass with little Margaret's medicine it it;
And, breaking that, you made and broke your dream:
A trifle makes a dream, a trifle breaks.'
"Sea Dreams" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Illustration Obamacare Hindering Medicine by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times more.
The answer in medicine is when the risks to the patient begin to exceed the benefits.
Medicine Mama's Apothecary All-In-One Balm.
Tiny, flawed vaccine study a case study in biased medicine.
Local columnist Deidra Jackson, in light of the fungal meningitis outbreak because of contaminated meds, writes about the faith that most of us have in man and medicine.
Living at the mercy of medicine and man.
In today's Brazos Valley Physicians Organization Journal of Medicine report Dr Rocky Billhartz talks about the diagnosis and treatment of holes in the heart.
The immune system is a great mystery, one that medicine and science should delve into.
There are also bioscience companies like Pacific Biosciences of California Inc, which is developing a DNA sequencing process to help medicine and health research.
As part of their entry into the world of medicine, 192 first-year students at Tulane University School of Medicine will receive their white coats Sunday.
Fifth Annual Personalized Medicine World Conference "Navigating the Changing Landscape of Personalized Medicine" PMWC 2013 Details Tangible Examples of Personalized Medicine across Healthcare.
Some physicians are changing their traditional office-based practices to concierge medicine, also commonly known as retainer medicine.
Dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired medicine in your home or at an American Medicine Chest Challenge Disposal site.
Returning medicines to a take-back program is the only environmentally sound method for disposing of unused medicines, the Seattle Public Utilities Department said in a statement.
Helft is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

In science:

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is one of the leading techniques of nuclear medicine to access to metabolic and functional information.
Experimental study of a liquid Xenon PET prototype module
Worsley describes some applications of the statistics of the Euler characteristic of excursion sets in Rn to astrophysics and medicine.
Average volume, curvatures, and Euler characteristic of random real algebraic varieties
Pauling. A new impetus came in the eighties from the need to describe semiconductor graph-type structures, cf. [EˇS89], and the interest to these problems driven both by mathematical curiosity and practical applications e.g. nano-technology, network theory, optics, chemistry and medicine is steadily growing.
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
SQUID (Superconducting QUantum Interference Device) sensors would become ubiquitous in many areas of technology and medicine.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
Examples include imagery, telecommunications, medicine and instrumentation.
Higher Order Statistsics of Stokes Parameters in a Random Birefringent Medium