Materia medica

Materia medica
Materia medica Ma*te"ri*a med"i*ca [L. See {Matter}, and {Medical}.] 1. Material or substance used in the composition of remedies; -- a general term for all substances used as curative agents in medicine. [1913 Webster]

2. That branch of medical science which treats of the sources, nature and properties of all the substances that are employed for the cure of diseases, primarily with natural preparations, rather than pure or synthetic medicines; pharmacognosy. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • materia medica — [mə tir′ē ə med′i kə] n. [ML < L materia, MATTER + medica, fem. of medicus, MEDICAL] 1. the drugs and other remedial substances used in medicine 2. the branch of medical science that deals with such substances, their uses, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • Materĭa medĭca — (lat.), Arzneimittelkunde …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Materia medica — Materia medica, lat., Theil der Heilwissenschaft, die Lehre von den Heilmitteln …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • materia medica — substances used in medicine, Latin, lit. medical matter …   Etymology dictionary

  • Materia medica — Page from the 6th century Vienna Dioscurides, an illuminated version of the 1st century De Materia Medica Materia medica is a Latin medical term for the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for… …   Wikipedia

  • materia medica — noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, medical matter Date: 1663 1. substances used in the composition of medical remedies ; drugs, medicine 2. a. a branch of medical science that deals with the sources, nature, properties, and preparation of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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