II. Prospective Volition

2. Subservience to ends; degree of subservience


[Antonyms: bane.]

[Nouns] remedy, help, redress; anthelmintic; antidote, antifebrile, antipoison, counterpoison, antitoxin, antispasmodic; bracer, faith cure, placebo; helminthagogue, lithagogue, pick-meup, stimulant, tonic; vermifuge, prophylactic, corrective, restorative; sedative [more]; palliative; febrifuge; alterant, alterative; specific; antiseptic, emetic, analgesic, pain-killer, antitussive, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, carminative; Nepenthe, Mithridate.

cure, treatment, regimen; radical cure, perfect cure, certain cure; sovereign remedy.

examination, diagnosis, diagnostics; analysis, urinalysis, biopsy, radiology.

medicine, physic, Galenicals, simples, drug, pharmaceutical, prescription, potion, draught, dose, pill, bolus, injection, infusion, drip, suppository, electuary; linctus, lincture; medicament; pharmacon.

nostrum, receipt, recipe, prescription; catholicon, panacea, elixir, elixir vitae, philosopher's stone; balm, balsam, cordial, theriac, ptisan.

agueweed, arnica, benzoin, bitartrate of potash, boneset, calomel, catnip, cinchona, cream of tartar, Epsom salts; feverroot, feverwort; friar's balsam, Indian sage; ipecac, ipecacuanha; jonquil, mercurous chloride, Peruvian bark; quinine, quinquina; sassafras, yarrow.

salve, ointment, cerate, oil, lenitive, lotion, cosmetic; plaster; epithem, embrocation, liniment, cataplasm, sinapism, arquebusade, traumatic, vulnerary, pepastic, poultice, collyrium, depilatory; emplastrum; eyewater, vesicatory.

compress, pledget; bandage (support) [more].

treatment, medical treatment, regimen; dietary, dietetics; vis medicatrix, vis medicatrix naturae; medecine expectante; bloodletting, bleeding, venesection, phlebotomy, cupping, sanguisuge, leeches; operation, surgical operation; transfusion, infusion, intravenous infusion, catheter, feeding tube;

prevention, preventative medicine, immunization, inoculation, vaccination, vaccine, shot, booster, gamma globulin.

pharmacy, pharmacology, pharmaceutics; pharmacopoeia, formulary; acology, Materia Medica, therapeutics, posology; homeopathy, allopathy, heteropathy, osteopathy, hydropathy; cold water cure; dietetics; surgery, chirurgery, chirurgy; healing art, leechcraft;

orthopedics, orthopedy, orthopraxy; pediatrics; dentistry, midwifery, obstetrics, gynecology; tocology; sarcology.

hospital, infirmary; pesthouse, lazarhouse; lazaretto; lock hospital; maison de sante; ambulance.

dispensary; dispensatory, drug store, pharmacy, apothecary, druggist, chemist.

Hotel des Invalides; sanatarium, spa, pump room, well; hospice; Red Cross.

doctor, physician, surgeon; medical practitioner, general practitioner, specialist ; medical attendant, apothecary, druggist; leech; osteopath, osteopathist; optometrist, ophthalmologist; internist, oncologist, gastroenterologist; epidemiologist, public health specialist; dermatologist; podiatrist; witch doctor, shaman, faith healer, quack, exorcist; Aesculapius, Hippocrates, Galen; accoucheur, accoucheuse, midwife, oculist, aurist; operator; nurse, registered nurse, practical nurse, monthly nurse, sister; dresser; bonesetter; pharmaceutist, pharmacist, druggist, chemist, pharmacopolist.

[Verbs] apply a remedy; doctor, dose, physic, nurse, minister to, attend, dress the wounds, plaster; drain; prevent [more]; relieve [more]; palliate [more]; restore [more]; drench with physic; bleed, cup, let blood; manicure.

operate, excise, cut out; incise.

[Adjectives] remedial; restorative [more]; corrective, palliative, healing; sanatory, sanative; prophylactic, preventative, immunizing; salutiferous (salutary) [more]; medical, medicinal; therapeutic, chirurgical, epulotic, paregoric, tonic, corroborant, analeptic, balsamic, anodyne, hypnotic, neurotic, narcotic, sedative, lenitive, demulcent, emollient; depuratory; detersive, detergent; abstersive, disinfectant, febrifugal, alterative; traumatic, vulnerary.

allopathic, heteropathic, homeopathic, hydropathic; anthelmintic; antifebile, antiluetic; aperient, chalybeate, deobstruent, depurative, laxative, roborant.

dietetic, alimentary; nutritious, nutritive; peptic; alexipharmic, alexiteric; remediable, curable.

[Phrases] aux grands maux les grands remedes; Dios que da la llaga da la medicina; para todo hay remedio sino para la muerte; temporis ars medicina fere est [Ovid]; "the remedy is worse than the disease" [Dryden]; "throw physic to the dogs, I'll none of it" [Macbeth].

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