Another word for medicine
The healing profession
medical men, healers, practitioners, doctors, physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, chiropractors, the profession, American Medical Association, A.M.A.
A medical preparation
medication, drug, dose, potion, prescription, pill, tablet, capsule, draft, curative preparation, patent medicine, remedy, cure, antivenin, anti-poison, antibiotic, medicament, vaccination, inoculation, injection, draught, simple, herb, specific, nostrum, elixir, tonic, balm, alterant, salve, lotion, ointment, emetic, pharmacopoeia, shot.
Types of medicines include: antibiotic, antiseptic, antitoxin, antidote, antifungal, vaccine; analgesic, pain reliever, pain killer, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxer, anesthetic, antispasmodic, antipyretic, febrifuge, steroid; sedative, tranquilizer, anticonvulsant, antidepressant; demulcent, antipruritic, astringent, counterirritant; laxative, cathartic, purgative, antacid, emetic, vermifuge; cough suppressant, expectorant, decongestant, antihistamine; antineoplastic, chemotherapeutic, chemo, immunosuppressive drug; anticoagulant, vasodilator, vasoconstrictor, beta blocker.
The study and practice of medicine
medical science, physic, healing art, medical profession, doctoring*, bed-panology*.
Branches of medicine include: general practice, family practice, internal medicine, surgery, sports medicine, orthopedics, cardiology, hematology, respiratory medicine, otorhinolaryngology, (ear, nose, and throat), audiology, ophthalmology, allergology, immunology, rheumatology, anesthesiology, endocrinology, dermatology, gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, gynecology, obstetrics, neonatology, pediatrics, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, geriatrics, oncology, radiology, pathology, toxicology, public health, epidemiology, tropical medicine, occupational medicine, industrial medicine.
The following are not always recognized as branches of medicine: osteopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic.