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Ga·len

 (gā′lən) ad 130?-200?
Greek anatomist, physician, and philosopher. His theories, which emphasized maintaining a balance of the four humors, formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance.

Galen

(ˈɡeɪlən)
n
(Biography) Latin name Claudius Galenus. ?130–?200 ad, Greek physician, anatomist, and physiologist. He codified existing medical knowledge and his authority continued until the Renaissance

Ga•len

(ˈgeɪ lən)

n.
Claudius, A.D. c130–c200, Greek physician and writer.
Latin, Ga•le•nus (gəˈli nəs)
Ga•len′ic (-ˈlɛn ɪk) adj.

Ga·len

(gā′lən)
a.d. 130?-200? Greek anatomist, physician, and writer. He developed numerous theories about the structures and functions of the human body, many of which were based on information he gained from dissecting animals. Galen's theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance.
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Noun1.Galen - Greek anatomist whose theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance (circa 130-200)
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Galen

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INTRODUCTION: Galen of Pergamum was the most famous Greek physician during the Roman period (129-200 AD).
A Greek physician and philosopher at the Roman court of Marcus Aurelius, Galen of Pergamum (130-200 AD) systematically and comprehensively describes the principles of treating injury and disease, following his own classification, illustrated by case studies, and punctuated by various theoretical and polemical digressions and social comment.
After discussing medical practice and medical assistance, Nutton finally presents the figure of Galen of Pergamum, who was to have a very deep and lasting influence on the systematization of western medicine.