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me·dic·a·ment

 (mĭ-dĭk′ə-mənt, mĕd′ĭ-kə-)
n.
An agent that promotes recovery from injury or ailment; a medicine.

[Latin medicāmentum, from medicāre, to cure; see medicate.]

medicament

(mɪˈdɪkəmənt; ˈmɛdɪ-)
n
(Medicine) a medicine or remedy in a specified formulation
[C16: via French from Latin medicāmentum, from medicāre to cure]
medicamental, ˌmedicaˈmentary, ˌmedicaˈmentous adj

me•dic•a•ment

(məˈdɪk ə mənt, ˈmɛd ɪ kə-)

n.
a healing substance; medicine; remedy. Also called med•i•cant (ˈmɛd ɪ kənt) .
[1535–45; < Latin medicāmentum=medicā(rī) to cure + -mentum -ment. See medicate]
med`i•ca•men′tal (-ˈmɛn tl) med`i•ca•men′tous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medicament - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of diseasemedicament - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
acyclovir, Zovirax - an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms
alendronate, Fosamax - a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause
allopurinol, Zyloprim - a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid
amrinone, Inocor - a drug (trade name Inocor) used intravenously in heart failure; increases strength of contraction of myocardium
analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller - a medicine used to relieve pain
angiogenesis inhibitor - a drug that is designed to prevent the growth of blood vessels that nourish tumors
antiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic drug, antiarrhythmic medication - a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
anticholinergic, anticholinergic drug - a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
anticholinesterase - a medicine that inhibits cholinesterase by combining with it and so has a cholinergic effect
anticoagulant, anticoagulant medication, decoagulant - medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drug - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
antidepressant, antidepressant drug - any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects
antidiabetic, antidiabetic drug - a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus
antidiarrheal, antidiarrheal drug - a drug used to control or stop diarrhea
antidiuretic, antidiuretic drug - a drug that limits the formation of urine
antiemetic, antiemetic drug - a drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
antihistamine - a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure
anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug - a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
antiprotozoal, antiprotozoal drug - a medicinal drug used to fight diseases (like malaria) that are caused by protozoa
antipyretic, febrifuge - any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
antispasmodic, antispasmodic agent, spasmolytic - a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
antitussive - any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drug - any drug that destroys viruses
APC - a drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (aspirin and phenacetin and caffeine)
astringent, astringent drug, styptic - a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
atomic cocktail - an oral dose of radioactive substance used in treatment and diagnosis of cancer
azathioprine, Imuran - an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ
blocking agent, blocker - a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
bronchodilator - a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
calcium blocker, calcium-channel blocker - any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart); has been used in the treatment of angina or arrhythmia or hypertension or migraine
carminative - medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
Atromid-S, clofibrate - a drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum; used to treat some cardiovascular diseases
clopidogrel bisulfate, Plavix - a blood thinner (trade name Plavix) approved for the treatment of mild heart attacks; works by preventing blood platelets from sticking together to form clots that would restrict blood flow
cold medicine - medicine intended to relieve the symptoms of the common cold

medicament

noun
1. An agent used to restore health:
2. A substance used in the treatment of disease:
Translations

medicament

[meˈdɪkəmənt] Nmedicamento m

medicament

nMedikament nt, → Mittel nt
References in classic literature ?
In those times, also, spermaceti was exceedingly scarce, not being used for light, but only as an ointment and medicament.
She was made to take pony-riding, or piano-exercise, or any other sort of bodily medicament, according as my Lady Southdown saw meet; and her ladyship would have kept her daughter in pinafores up to her present age of six-and-twenty, but that they were thrown off when Lady Jane was presented to Queen Charlotte.
He had heard Miss Ophelia speak often of a cough, that all her medicaments could not cure; and even now that fervent cheek and little hand were burning with hectic fever; and yet the thought that Eva's words suggested had never come to him till now.
I had the prisoner taken from the rack and placed upon his bed, and medicaments applied to his hurts, and wine given him to drink.
Our worshipful friend Rappaccini, as I have heard, tinctures his medicaments with odors richer than those of Araby.
And the conception wrought out by Bichat, with his detailed study of the different tissues, acted necessarily on medical questions as the turning of gas-light would act on a dim, oil-lit street, showing new connections and hitherto hidden facts of structure which must be taken into account in considering the symptoms of maladies and the action of medicaments.
Cette decision qui aura certes un impact negatif sur l'industrie nationale du medicament et conduira a la faillite d'un nombre important de pharmaciens, notamment en milieu rural, ce qui menace la proximite et l'acces du citoyen au medicament, ont-ils dit.
beaucoup moins que]Un medicament n'est pas absent des marches si son equivalent (medicament qui contient la meme matiere active) ou son substitut (medicament qui presente le meme traitement) sont disponibles[beaucoup plus grand que].
Discovered by Pierre Fabre Medicament, milnacipran has been developed for this purpose in collaboration with Cypress Bioscience (taken over by Royalty Pharma) and Forest Laboratories.
The program will focus on sectors of basic health protection, school and university health, reproduction health, as well as registration of medicaments and medicament production companies, promotion of joint investments in the field of vaccination and serum production, with the co-operation of the Pasteur Institute, the creation of a technical commission for common purchasing of medicaments, vaccines and serums.
Summary: Riyadh, May 12, 2010, SPA -- The Ministry of Interior emphasized on Saudis planning to travel to any European country for tourism, medicament or any other reason to declare their assets or jewelery as soon as they arrive at airports, lest they would be heavily fined or even that their holdings.
Le cout total paye par le Regime public d'assurance medicament pour des medicaments prescrits a plus que double de 2000 a 2008, passant de 1 420 407 171$ a 2 983 817 897$ (2).