practice of medicine
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|Noun||1.||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
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"
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"
dress - apply a bandage or medication to; "dress the victim's wounds"
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
medicate - impregnate with a medicinal substance
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"
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"
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"
slough off - separate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion