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relating to hippocrates.
Hippocratic Oath a moral code for ethical conduct and practice in medicine, established according to the ideals of hippocrates. The text is as follows: “I swear by Apollo the physician, by Aesculapius, Hygeia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment the following oath: To consider dear to me as my parents him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and if necessary to share my goods with him; to look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art if they so desire without fee or written promise; to impart to my sons and the sons of the master who taught me and the disciples who have enrolled themselves and have agreed to the rules of the profession, but to these alone, the precepts and the instruction. I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone. To please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug, nor give advice which may cause his death. Nor will I give a woman a pessary to procure abortion. But I will preserve the purity of my life and my art. I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners (specialists in this art). In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction, and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves. All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or outside of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal. If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot.”
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


(hip'ō-krat'ik), Do not confuse this word with hypocritical.
Relating to, described by, or attributed to Hippocrates.
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Relating to, described by, or attributed to Hippocrates.
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Greek physician, 460-370 B.C.
Hippocrates bandage
hippocratic - relating to, described by, or attributed to Hippocrates.
hippocratic facies - sunken appearance of facial features seen in dehydration.
hippocratic fingers - clubbing of the fingers.
Hippocratic Oath - an oath demanded of physicians about to enter the practice of their profession.
hippocratic splash - Synonym(s): hippocratic succussion
hippocratic succussion - a diagnostic procedure to test for obstruction of the pylorus of stomach. Synonym(s): hippocratic splash
hippocratism - a system of medicine attributed to Hippocrates and his disciples that is based on the imitation of nature's processes in the therapeutic management of disease.
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It should be pointed out that there are different versions of the Hippocratic Oath, so that it is possible to speak about it in the plural.
However, the Hippocratic Oath makes up in heart and essence what it lacks in modernity.
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None have betrayed the Hippocratic oath since most departments were covered in the main by senior doctors.
Whilst a long-term strike might be considered to contravene the Hippocratic Oath, surely nobody could find fault with medics who simply refused to accept the new contract and resigned from their posts?
AFTER hearing the news about junior doctors in England going on a 24-hour strike next Tuesday, I wonder what on earth has happened to their Hippocratic Oath relating to duty of care?
34 male physicians and 75 female physicians who graduated from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences swore the Medical (Hippocratic) Oath.
Taken as a specialty of bioethics, medical ethics also changed, to the point that its distance from the Hippocratic ethics--in effect for over twenty centuries--forced to reassess some of the principles that underpinned it.