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medicine

 [med´ĭ-sin]
1. any drug or remedy.
2. the art and science of the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
3. the nonsurgical treatment of disease.
alternative medicine see complementary and alternative medicine.
aviation medicine the branch of medicine that deals with the physiologic, medical, psychologic, and epidemiologic problems involved in flying.
ayurvedic medicine the traditional medicine of India, done according to Hindu scriptures and making use of plants and other healing materials native to India.
behavioral medicine a type of psychosomatic medicine focused on psychological means of influencing physical symptoms, such as biofeedback or relaxation.
clinical medicine
1. the study of disease by direct examination of the living patient.
2. the last two years of the usual curriculum in a medical college.
complementary medicine (complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)) a large and diverse set of systems of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention based on philosophies and techniques other than those used in conventional Western medicine, often derived from traditions of medical practice used in other, non-Western cultures. Such practices may be described as alternative, that is, existing as a body separate from and as a replacement for conventional Western medicine, or complementary, that is, used in addition to conventional Western practice. CAM is characterized by its focus on the whole person as a unique individual, on the energy of the body and its influence on health and disease, on the healing power of nature and the mobilization of the body's own resources to heal itself, and on the treatment of the underlying causes, rather than symptoms, of disease. Many of the techniques used are the subject of controversy and have not been validated by controlled studies.
emergency medicine the medical specialty that deals with the acutely ill or injured who require immediate medical treatment. See also emergency and emergency care.
experimental medicine study of the science of healing diseases based on experimentation in animals.
family medicine family practice.
forensic medicine the application of medical knowledge to questions of law; see also medical jurisprudence. Called also legal medicine.
group medicine the practice of medicine by a group of physicians, usually representing various specialties, who are associated together for the cooperative diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
internal medicine the medical specialty that deals with diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases and disorders of internal structures of the body.
legal medicine forensic medicine.
nuclear medicine the branch of medicine concerned with the use of radionuclides in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
patent medicine a drug or remedy protected by a trademark, available without a prescription.
physical medicine physiatry.
preclinical medicine the subjects studied in medicine before the student observes actual diseases in patients.
preventive medicine the branch of medical study and practice aimed at preventing disease and promoting health.
proprietary medicine any chemical, drug, or similar preparation used in the treatment of diseases, if such article is protected against free competition as to name, product, composition, or process of manufacture by secrecy, patent, trademark, or copyright, or by other means.
psychosomatic medicine the study of the interrelations between bodily processes and emotional life.
socialized medicine a system of medical care regulated and controlled by the government; called also state medicine.
space medicine the branch of aviation medicine concerned with conditions encountered by human beings in space.
sports medicine the field of medicine concerned with injuries sustained in athletic endeavors, including their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
state medicine socialized medicine.
travel medicine (travelers' medicine) the subspecialty of tropical medicine consisting of the diagnosis and treatment or prevention of diseases of travelers.
tropical medicine medical science as applied to diseases occurring primarily in the tropics and subtropics.
veterinary medicine the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of animals other than humans.

proprietary

/pro·pri·e·tary/ (-pri´ĕ-tar″e)
1. protected against free competition as to name, composition, or manufacturing process by patent, trademark, copyright, or other means.
2. a medicine so protected.

proprietary

(prə-prī′ĭ-tĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Privately owned, as a business: a proprietary hospital.
2. Owned by a private individual or corporation under a trademark or patent: a proprietary drug.
n. pl. proprietar·ies
A proprietary medicine.

pro·pri′e·tar′i·ly adv.

proprietary

[-prī′əter′ē]
Etymology: L, proprietas, property
1 pertaining to an institution or other organization that is operated for profit.
2 pertaining to a product, such as a drug or device, that is made for profit.

proprietary

1. Privately or exclusively owned, as of the right to manufacture and sell a particular drug or to use a particular drug name.
2. Patented for production by one company only.

proprietary (prōprī´əterē),

adj controlled by a private interest; protected by patent, trademark, or copyright.
proprietary name,
n a brand name registered with the U.S. Patent Office under which the manufacturer markets his product. Also known as
brand name or
trade name.
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The court concluded with affirming the right of the cooperative to terminate the tenancy of Pullman pursuant to the terms and conditions of the proprietary lease wherein his conduct was declared to be objectionable, but cited certain cases where cooperative decisions for termination were not upheld:
5 million transcripts from Genzyme Molecular Oncology's proprietary database and from public data that included information from normal and cancer tissue.
In addition to raiding the proprietary departments, Kayden warned the measure could allow the City Council to dump off expensive functions into the proprietary agencies, so they are not a burden on the general fund.
The security features of major Web browsers will be much more robust than those of proprietary community health information networks with fewer customers and less capital for maintenance and modernization.
It's far too early to count the proprietary services, and especially AOL, out of the game, he said.
Without the Internet, organizations may communicate by proprietary means internally and with allied external entities to whom the organization has given the software to permit electronic communications, but organizations will be hard pressed to distribute and support such proprietary software to permit allied providers, health plan members, and the general public to communicate with them electronically.
Our proprietary ranking underscores the unique investment, product and marketing expertise that an investment management company, serving as administrator and distributor, provides banks that sell proprietary mutual funds," said Ronald M.
The Notice to Cure provided that unless the maintenance charges were paid in full, the proprietary lease would be terminated and the co-op would proceed to sell the shares of stock and proprietary lease of the DeCastro apartment at a UCC foreclosure sale.
Many GASB constituents were unsure whether the hierarchy change also applied to proprietary fund accounting to apply all applicable GASB standards as well as standards of the FASB and its predecessors issued before November 30, 1989, unless the latter conflict with a GASB standard.
The collaboration will encompass combinations of Seattle Genetics' ADC technology with antibodies developed by Agensys to proprietary cancer targets.
The program's goal is to get more companies in the industry to fully embrace Linux over proprietary Unix-based platforms.
Microsoft Network and AT&T's Interchange Online Network, all of which started as closed, proprietary services.