materia medica

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the science that deals with the origin, nature, chemistry, effects, and uses of drugs; it includes pharmacognosy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and toxicology. adj., adj pharmacolog´ic.

ma·te·ri·a med·'i·ca

1. that aspect of medical science concerned with the origin and preparation of drugs, their doses, and their mode of administration;
See also: pharmacognosy, pharmacology.
2. any agent used therapeutically.
See also: pharmacognosy, pharmacology.
[L. medical matter]

materia medica

(mə-tîr′ē-ə mĕd′ĭ-kə)
1. (used with a sing. verb) The scientific study of medicinal drugs and their sources, preparation, and use.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Substances used in the preparation of medicinal drugs.

materia medica (mat. med.)

1 the study of the origins, preparation, uses, and effects of drugs and other substances used in medicine.
2 a substance or a drug used in medical treatment.

Materia Medica

A reference encyclopaedia that lists the effects of homeopathic remedies.

ma·te·ri·a med·i·ca

(mă-tē'rē-ă med'i-kă)
1. That aspect of medical science concerned with the origin and preparation of drugs, their doses, and their mode of administration.
2. Any agent used therapeutically.
See also: pharmacognosy, pharmacology
[L. medical matter]

materia medica

An out-dated term for PHARMACOLOGY especially in relation to the treatment of disease by drugs (therapeutics).

Materia medica

In homeopathy, reference books compiled from provings of the various natural remedies.

materia medica (m·tirˑ·ē· meˑ·di·k),

n a volume or volumes of collected information about the origins, effects, methods of preparation, and uses of therapeutic plants, minerals, and other substances in medicine.

ma·te·ri·a med·i·ca

(mă-tē'rē-ă med'i-kă)
Aspect of medical science concerned with origin and preparation of drugs, their doses, and mode of administration.
[L. medical matter]

materia medica

the study of materials used as medicine. It used to be a subject in veterinary curricula and dealt mostly with the physical and chemical characteristics of the medicinal substances. As a science it has now been largely superseded by pharmacology.

Chinese materia medicamateria medica
a standard reference book of information on medicinal substances used in Chinese herbal medicine.
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Conclusions: The therapeutic knowledge described in De Materia Medica (ex Matthioli, 1568) offers unique insights into classical Mediterranean epidemiology and herbal medicine.
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De Materia Medica, (Lipsiae: Knobloch, 1829), viii.
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The book includes a foreword by an ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, color photographs, lists of covered plants included in De Materia Medica and other early sources, the shade-tolerance ratings of covered trees, species suitable for an urban meadow, key characteristics of major plant families, and a glossary.
Su Materia medica es la mayor obra sobre hierbas y remedios que estuvo en vigencia hasta el siglo XVII.
For more than 1,500 years, the closest equivalent of today's Physicians' Desk Reference was the pharmacological treatise, De materia medica, "On medical materials.