conventional medicine

A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Also called Western medicine, mainstream medicine, orthodox medicine, biomedicine, and allopathic medicine.

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  • conventional medicine — common medicine, type of medical care which is widely practiced …   English contemporary dictionary

  • medicine — 1. A drug. 2. The art of preventing or curing disease; the science concerned with disease in all its relations. 3. The study and treatment of general diseases or those affecting the internal parts of the body, especially those not usually… …   Medical dictionary

  • conventional — con|ven|tion|al W3 [kənˈvenʃənəl] adj 1.) [only before noun] a conventional method, product, practice etc has been used for a long time and is considered the usual type ▪ Internet connections through conventional phone lines are fairly slow. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • conventional — con|ven|tion|al [ kən venʃnəl ] adjective *** 1. ) usually before noun of the usual, traditional, or accepted type, instead of being new and different: You can cook the meat either in a microwave or in a conventional oven. He wanted a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • conventional */*/*/ — UK [kənˈvenʃ(ə)nəl] / US adjective 1) a) [usually before noun] of the usual, traditional, or accepted type, instead of being new and different You can cook the meat either in a microwave or in a conventional oven. He wanted a conventional… …   English dictionary

  • conventional animal — an experimental animal that has not been reared under gnotobiotic conditions …   Medical dictionary

  • Conventional wisdom — For other uses, see Conventional wisdom (disambiguation). Conventional wisdom (CW) is a term used to describe ideas or explanations that are generally accepted as true by the public or by experts in a field. Such ideas or explanations, though… …   Wikipedia

  • medicine — /med euh sin/ or, esp. Brit., /med seuhn/, n., v., medicined, medicining. n. 1. any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness; medicament; remedy. 2. the art or science of restoring or preserving health or due physical condition …   Universalium

  • Medicine — This article is about the science and art of healing. For pharmaceutical drugs, see Medication. For other uses, see Medicine (disambiguation). Statue of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, holding the symbolic Rod of Asclepius with its coiled… …   Wikipedia

  • medicine — noun 1 science of treating/preventing illness ADJECTIVE ▪ modern ▪ advances in modern medicine ▪ traditional ▪ qualified in traditional Chinese medicine ▪ folk …   Collocations dictionary

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