What does medical mean?
Definitions for medical
ˈmɛd ɪ kəlmed·i·cal
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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
relating to the study or practice of medicine
"the medical profession"; "a medical student"; "medical school"
requiring or amenable to treatment by medicine especially as opposed to surgery
"medical treatment"; "pneumonia is a medical disease"
of or belonging to Aesculapius or the healing art
A medical examination.
You'll have to get a medical before you apply for that job.
Of or pertaining to the practice of medicine.
Do you have any medical experience?
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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
containing medicine; used in medicine; medicinal; as, the medical properties of a plant
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
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'medical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1068
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Rank popularity for the word 'medical' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1835
Rank popularity for the word 'medical' in Adjectives Frequency: #135
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The numerical value of medical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of medical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of medical in a Sentence
For example, it could be quite dangerous if someone with heart disease had inaccurate recordings of their activity and exercise that was being used to make medical decisions, in healthy persons, use of fitness trackers may not be as risky, especially if the information collected is not used for medical decision-making.
Sharks and the scientists who study them have led us innovations in improvements in aerodynamics, renewable energy, electrical sensors, and health and medical research. Innovative shark research can benefit marine ecosystems and continue to raise public awareness about these important species.
I was pregnant and living ... near the factory on that night. We woke up with our eyes burning and could hear people outside screaming, the compensation I received at the time was so little that it was immediately used up on medical treatment for my husband and daughter.
This case is not about humanitarian aid, or anyone in medical distress.
If I have a job and an income, I can pay for medical treatment for my mother, now no income, no job.
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- mèdicCatalan, Valencian
- médica, médicoSpanish
- lèighScottish Gaelic
- медицинский, медицинская, врачебныйRussian
- Y khoaVietnamese
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