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anything that cures or palliates disease. adj., adj reme´dial.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


An agent that cures disease or alleviates its symptoms.
[L. remedium, fr. re-, again, + medeor, cure]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


n. pl. reme·dies
Something, such as a drug or a bandage, that is used to treat a symptom, disease, injury, or other condition.
tr.v. reme·died, reme·dying, reme·dies
To relieve or cure (a disease or disorder).
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A drug or agent used to treat a disease or ameliorate Sx. See Clinical remedy, Cold remedy, Constitutional remedy, Folk remedy, Herbal remedy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


An agent that cures disease or alleviates its symptoms.
[L. remedium, fr. re-, again, + medeor, cure]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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