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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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These two schedules are the source of sole proprietorship statistics.
There is a negative and meaningful relationship between the percentage of managerial proprietorship and accounting conservtaism.
Like a sole proprietorship, no official paperwork is required to form a partnership.
Nationwide, the number of sole proprietorships rose 1.
A general partnership, like a sole proprietorship, does not shield the individual partners from the liabilities of the partnership.
Widows' wills disclose investments in business and state securities and proprietorship of real estate, in addition to a wide range of other economic activities in which married women engaged as well.
Our statistical results indicate that there is not a statistically significant association between marginal tax rate changes and sole proprietorship net income or sole proprietorship expenses.
A business can be organized as a corporation (C-type or S-type), a proprietorship, or a partnership.
Why is it that the corporate form of business can protect individual assets while a sole proprietorship or a general partnership cannot?
When the true proprietorship of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty finally came to light, Congress created the Board for International Broadcasting to legitimize the stations' status.
If the assets of the sole proprietorship cannot satisfy the debt, creditors can go after the owner's personal bank account and assets.