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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 ?
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.
In those times, also, spermaceti was exceedingly scarce, not being used for light, but only as an ointment and medicament. It was only to be had from the druggists as you nowadays buy an ounce of rhubarb.
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.
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. But results which depend on human conscience and intelligence work slowly, and now at the end of 1829, most medical practice was still strutting or shambling along the old paths, and there was still scientific work to be done which might have seemed to be a direct sequence of Bichat's.
Our worshipful friend Rappaccini, as I have heard, tinctures his medicaments with odors richer than those of Araby.
Ils comptent sevir contre toute velleite qui entraverait le bon fonctionnement du secteur du medicament. Le ministre de la Sante, de la Population et de la Reforme hospitaliere, Mohamed Miraoui, s'est engage a prendre des sanctions contre les parties a l'origine de la perturbation et de la penurie des medicaments au niveau national.
L'approvisionnement du marche en Levothyrox, medicament utilise pour traiter les troubles de la thyroide, est [beaucoup moins que] stable [beaucoup plus grand que], en particulier apres l'arrivee [beaucoup moins que] de quantites importantes et suffisantes [beaucoup plus grand que] de ce medicament au cours des derniers jours, a assure, vendredi a Beni Mellal, le ministre de la Sante, Anas Doukkali.
Une importante quantite de medicaments contrefaits a ete saisie, lors d'une operation menee conjointement, vendredi, par la direction de la Pharmacie, du Medicament et des Laboratoires (DPML) et celle de la Police des stupefiants et des drogues (DPSD) dans la commune d'Abobo, au Nord du district autonome d'Abidjan.
Le nouveau dispositif a deployer integre le reseau logistique qui permet d'interconnecter tous les acteurs de l'ecosysteme pharmaceutique; la plate-forme centrale qui recueille toutes les informations necessaires a la tracabilite du medicament et les outils necessaires a la serialisation et la digitalisation.
The respective medicament pastes were then placed in the canals using lentulospiral in a slow speed handpiece up to the working length till the medicament extruded out of the apex and backfilled to the level of the canal orifice.
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