materia medica

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ma·te·ri·a med·i·ca

 (mə-tîr′ē-ə mĕd′ĭ-kə)
1. (used with a sing. verb) The scientific study of medicinal drugs and their sources, preparation, and use.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Substances used in the preparation of medicinal drugs.

[New Latin māteria medica (translation of Greek hulē iātrikē) : Latin māteria, material + Latin medica, feminine of medicus, medical.]

materia medica

(məˈtɪərɪə ˈmɛdɪkə)
1. (Medicine) the branch of medical science concerned with the study of drugs used in the treatment of disease: includes pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, and the history and physical and chemical properties of drugs
2. (Pharmacology) the drugs used in the treatment of disease
[C17: from Medieval Latin: medical matter]

ma•te•ri•a med•i•ca

(məˈtɪər i ə ˈmɛd ɪ kə)
1. (used with a pl. v.) remedial substances used in medicine.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the study of or a treatise on the sources, characteristics, and uses of drugs.
[1690–1700; < Medieval Latin: medical material]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.materia medica - the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effectsmateria medica - the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects
tincture - (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
pharmacokinetics - the study of the action of drugs in the body: method and rate of excretion; duration of effect; etc.
posology - the pharmacological determination of appropriate doses of drugs and medicines
psychopharmacology - the study of drugs that affect the mind
toxicology - the branch of pharmacology that deals with the nature and effects and treatments of poisons
formulary, pharmacopeia - (pharmacology) a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation; "postexposure prophylaxis is an integral part of the pharmacopeia in preventing severe disease after acute infections"
decoction - (pharmacology) the extraction of water-soluble drug substances by boiling
percutaneous, transcutaneous, transdermal, transdermic - through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches); "transdermal estrogen"; "percutaneous absorption"
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He was taking the examination in Materia Medica in July, and it amused him to play with various drugs, concocting mixtures, rolling pills, and making ointments.
But if you are in pain, here are some cordial drops, which, taken in a glass of my own cognac, will give you rest, if I know aught of the materia medica.
A collaboration between Griffith University s Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery and the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica has focussed on understanding the science behind traditional Chinese medicines, she said.
Thus, a causal relationship between the emergence of Islam and the introduction of these new materia medica is problematic.
Contact: Guanhua Du, National Center for Pharmaceutical Screening, Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College, 1 Xian Nong Tan St.
In a paper published in Nature on March 30, the researchers at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM), Chinese Academy of Sciences, collaborating with research groups from National Institutes of Health (NIH, U.
According to the Chinese Compendium of Materia Medica, eating black sesame seeds can "heal all chronic illness after 100 days, improve skin tone after one year, reverse gray hair after two years, and regrow teeth after three years".
There are of course hundreds of other indications for Conium mac found in the various materia medica.
heteroclita (called "Hai-feng-teng" in Chinese) are all recorded in Chinese Materia Medica standards of Guangdong Province, Fujian Province, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Hainan Province, respectively, which have good traditional efficacy and medicinal application with a long history (Fujian Food and Drug Administration, 2006; Guangdong Food and Drug Administration, 2004; Xiao, 2001; State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1999; GuangXi Zhuang Autonomous Region Health Department, 1992).
DC has been included in a number of Indian materia medica and medicinal plant texts.
William Boericke, the noted homoeopath, in his 1901 materia medica stated that milk thistle is to be:
Atta-ur-Rahman, a large number of collaborations have ben initiated between Pakistan and China including those with the Institute of Medicinal Plants Development (IMPLAD), Tsinghua University, Institute of Applied Biophysics, Beijing Genomics Institute and Institute of Laboratory Animal Sciences (ILAS) in Beijing, Honan University of Chinese Traditional Medicine in Changsha, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica and Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry in Shanghai, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry in Urumqui and many other institutions.