Definitions — English
- The science and art of diagnosing and treating disease or injury and maintaining health. The branch of this science encompassing treatment by drugs, diet, exercise, and other nonsurgical means.
- A substance, especially a drug, used to treat the signs and symptoms of a disease, condition, or injury.
- Something that serves as a remedy or corrective: medicine for rebuilding the economy; measures that were harsh medicine.
- Shamanistic practices or beliefs, especially among Native Americans. Something, such as a ritual practice or sacred object, believed to control natural or supernatural powers or serve as a preventive or remedy.