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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.

pro·pri·e·tar·y med·i·cine

a medicinal compound, the formula and mode of manufacture of which are the property of the maker.

proprietary medicine

any pharmaceutic preparation or medicinal substance that is protected from commercial competition because its ingredients or method of manufacture is kept secret or is protected by trademark or copyright.

proprietary medicine

Pharmacology A completely compounded nonprescription drug in its unbroken, original package, which is understood not to contain any controlled substance

pro·pri·e·tar·y med·i·cine

(prŏ-prīĕ-tar-ē medi-sin)
A medicinal compound for which the formula and mode of manufacture are the property of the maker.

pro·pri·e·tar·y med·i·cine

(prŏ-prīĕ-tar-ē medi-sin)
Medicinal compound, the formula and mode of manufacture of which are the property of the maker.

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.
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The Health Ministry said that from January 2004, it will require that test reports submitted by the importers of Chinese proprietary medicines come only from accredited laboratories in Singapore and overseas.
The financing is intended in line with Zealand's growth plan to strengthen capital resources and support the advancement and expansion of the company's pipeline of novel proprietary medicines.
a fully integrated specialty pharmaceuticals company focused on bringing proprietary medicines to the China market, and Drs.
The company is focused on the clinical and commercial development of proprietary medicines for the treatment of cancer and inflammation.
Of the Ministry of Health to be medical devices or European Economic Area (EEA), or Hungary, or any other EU Member State of proprietary medicines.
OptiNose is actively developing internal products using the new technology, which is also available to license for delivery of proprietary medicines.
a fully integrated specialty pharmaceuticals company focused on bringing proprietary medicines to the China market, and MethaPharma, part of then Vemedia Group, today announced that RHEI has licensed from MethaPharma the exclusive right to market and distribute Attental(R) throughout Asia.
The gradual introduction of new, proprietary medicines is unlikely to have a significant effect on the overall value of the market.
This market consists of 9 lots, is a market that is for the supply and billing and proprietary medicines (as preparation of individual medications) residents of nursing homes and care for the elderly CPAS Charleroi.