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.
The Institute of Medicine of Chicago has been contributing to the practice of medicine and the business of healthcare in Chicago since 1915.
"What he saw regarding the devolution of medical freedom caused him to stand with vigor against the forces of darkness." His prescience was shown in his 1966 Letter to Mississippi Physicians (http://www.jpands.org/vol1 7no2/caine.pdf), which correctly predicted the damage the imposition of Medicare would inflict on the practice of medicine and the primacy of the patient-physician relationship.
Muscat: The draft law on practice of medicine and allied medical professions was discussed at the State Council on Tuesday.
That is, the FDA does not regulate the practice of medicine. Since an implant removal procedure would be considered the practice of medicine, the FDA has no jurisdiction.
In this book, author Steve Parker presents readers with a comprehensive pictorial history of the practice of medicine throughout recorded human history, examining major shifts in the practice and the techniques, machines, and instruments that have allowed it to advance.
The impact of genomics on medicine and society is the subject of daily news headlines, but from the perspective of how medicine is regulated in the United States, it is undecided whether genomic medicine is the practice of medicine. In the United States, local citizens, frequently through a State Medical Board, determine what activities are the practice of medicine.
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. Clement and Tribe argue that LDTs are performed either by physician laboratory directors or others, with test results provided to physicians for their use in treating patients, and that process constitutes the practice of medicine.
The practice of medicine is a sacred event between a doctor and a patient--two individuals who have met each other in the flesh.
According to the survey, 87 percent of physicians say the "business and regulation of health care" has changed the practice of medicine for the worse.

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