What does Medical mean?

Definitions for Medical
ˈmɛd ɪ kəlmed·i·cal

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Medical.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. checkup, medical checkup, medical examination, medical exam, medical, health checkadjective

    a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person

  2. medicaladjective

    relating to the study or practice of medicine

    "the medical profession"; "a medical student"; "medical school"

  3. medicaladjective

    requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery

    "medical treatment"; "pneumonia is a medical disease"

  4. aesculapian, medicaladjective

    of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art

Wiktionary

  1. medicalnoun

    A medical examination.

    You'll have to get a medical before you apply for that job.

  2. medicaladjective

    Of or pertaining to the practice of medicine.

    Do you have any medical experience?

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Medicaladjective

    Physical; relating to the art of healing; medicinal.

    Etymology: medicus, Lat.

    In this work attempts will exceed performances, it being composed by snatches of time, as medical vacation would permit. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

Wikipedia

  1. medical

    Medicine is the science and practice of caring for a patient, managing the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, treatment, palliation of their injury or disease, and promoting their health. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease, typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.Medicine has been practiced since prehistoric times, and for most of this time it was an art (an area of skill and knowledge), frequently having connections to the religious and philosophical beliefs of local culture. For example, a medicine man would apply herbs and say prayers for healing, or an ancient philosopher and physician would apply bloodletting according to the theories of humorism. In recent centuries, since the advent of modern science, most medicine has become a combination of art and science (both basic and applied, under the umbrella of medical science). For example, while stitching technique for sutures is an art learned through practice, the knowledge of what happens at the cellular and molecular level in the tissues being stitched arises through science. Prescientific forms of medicine, now known as traditional medicine or folk medicine, remain commonly used in the absence of scientific medicine, and are thus called alternative medicine. Alternative treatments outside of scientific medicine with safety and efficacy concerns are termed quackery.

ChatGPT

  1. medical

    Medical is an adjective relating to the science or practice of medicine, specifically the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and other health conditions. It can also refer to the procedures, treatments, equipment, and institutions involved in healthcare. It can also be a noun referring to medical treatment or a medical examination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Medicaladjective

    of, pertaining to, or having to do with, the art of healing disease, or the science of medicine; as, the medical profession; medical services; a medical dictionary; medical jurisprudence

  2. Medicaladjective

    containing medicine; used in medicine; medicinal; as, the medical properties of a plant

  3. Etymology: [LL. medicalis, L. medicus belonging to healing, fr. mederi to heal; cf. Zend madha medical science, wisdom, Gr. to learn, E. mind: cf. F. mdical.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Medical

    med′i-kal, adj. relating to the art of healing diseases: containing that which heals: intended to promote the study of medicine.—adv. Med′ically.—Medical jurisprudence (see Jurisprudence). [Fr.,—Low L. medicalis—L. medicus, pertaining to healing, a physician—medēri, to heal.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Medical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1068

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Medical' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1835

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Medical' in Adjectives Frequency: #135

Anagrams for Medical »

  1. camelid

  2. claimed

  3. decimal

  4. declaim

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Medical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Medical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Medical in a Sentence

  1. James Cox:

    People with rare insensitivity to pain can be valuable to medical research as we learn how their genetic mutations impact how they experience pain, so we would encourage anyone who does not experience pain to come forward.

  2. The Nashville patient:

    I think that’s why they call it medical practice is, we’re always practicing and learning, i’m grateful that I’m young and healthy otherwise, and hopefully we’ll be able to get through this just fine.

  3. Johnson Johnson:

    A great business opportunity is out there right now for somebody right now to solve the problem of the decentralized medical records.

  4. Martha Savery:

    If your family has significant medical expenses ... or if they've had to take in a family member or seen a reduction in hours, that's worth mentioning.

  5. Alok Patel:

    I'd much rather have parents take their serious medical concerns to a pediatrician than the world wide web of anxiety, we're trained to not only identify and manage medical conditions ; we also have the experience to be able to calm and reassure parents.

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