practice of medicine


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Noun1.practice of medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
learned profession - one of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles
preventive medicine - the branch of medicine concerned with preventing disease; "the medical establishment doesn't profit from preventive medicine"
alternative medicine - the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self-awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture
complementary medicine - the practice of medicine that combines traditional medicine with alternative medicine
group practice - (medicine) the practice of medicine by a group of physicians who share their premises and other resources
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
quack - act as a medical quack or a charlatan
doctor - give medical treatment to
vet - provide veterinary care for
vet - provide (a person) with medical care
nurse - try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
dispense, administer - give or apply (medications)
transfuse - give a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to
digitalize - administer digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects
cure, bring around, heal - provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"
remedy, relieve - provide relief for; "remedy his illness"
dress - apply a bandage or medication to; "dress the victim's wounds"
poultice, plaster - dress by covering with a therapeutic substance
bandage - dress by covering or binding; "The nurse bandaged a sprained ankle"; "bandage an incision"
strap - secure (a sprained joint) with a strap
splint - support with a splint; "splint a broken finger"
operate on, operate - perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
venesect - practice venesection
medicine, medicate - treat medicinally, treat with medicine
medicate - impregnate with a medicinal substance
drug, dose - administer a drug to; "They drugged the kidnapped tourist"
dope up, dope - give a narcotic to; "The athletes were dope by the coach before the race"
soup - dope (a racehorse)
salve - apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing
leech, phlebotomise, phlebotomize, bleed - draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"
inject, shoot - give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"
infuse - introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes; "Some physiologists infuses sugar solutions into the veins of animals"
vaccinate, immunise, immunize, inoculate - perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation; "We vaccinate against scarlet fever"; "The nurse vaccinated the children in the school"
cup, transfuse - treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin
ancylose, ankylose - undergo ankylosis; "joints ankylose"
ancylose, ankylose - produce ankylosis by surgery
eviscerate - remove the contents of; "eviscerate the stomach"
diagnose - subject to a medical analysis
explore - examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes
palpate, feel - examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse"
amputate, cut off - remove surgically; "amputate limbs"
slough off - separate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion
eviscerate, resect - surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
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He bore a reputation for wisdom rather than skill--leaving the active practice of medicine to his assistants and younger contemporaries--and was much sought for in matters of consultation.
It was reported on good authority that he was in receipt of one of the largest incomes derived from the practice of medicine in modern times.
ACLA released a legal position paper authored by the two attorneys, stating that the FDA has no legal authority over clinical laboratory tests because such tests are the practice of medicine.
An overwhelming majority -- 87% - say that the "business and regulation of healthcare" has changed the practice of medicine for the worse.
On October 3, 2006, the Board issued an amended order to show cause why the Board should not impose penalties upon Goslin for: (1) engaging in the practice of medicine without a license and holding herself out to the public as being authorized to engage in the practice of medicine and surgery in violation of Pennsylvania's Medical Practice Act of 1985 (Act), and engaging in practice as a nurse-midwife without a license and holding herself out to the public as being authorized to engage in practice as a nurse-midwife in violation of state law.
A groundswell of physician emphasis on lifestyle needs, payment for call, and using paraprofessionals to do pre- and post-operative care, together with a growing reliance on data generated outside of direct patient contact, can render the fundamental, humanizing interaction between doctor and patient virtually incidental to the practice of medicine.
The court found that states generally regulate the practice of medicine and that the act was aimed at drug trafficking, not the practice of medicine.
The Interim Policy published on November 16, 2004 emphasizes enforcement, and seems likely to have a chilling effect on physicians engaged in the legitimate practice of medicine .
A funny thing happened on the way to the new millennium: the practice of medicine became lost.
Interestingly, even Osier gave an excellent clinical description of the clinical features of tabes and Romberg's test in the first edition of his textbook, The Principles and Practice of Medicine (6).
The practice of medicine has changed significantly during the past few decades.
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