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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
medicine (noun)
1.
a) a substance or preparation used in treating disease
b) something that affects well-being
2.
a) the science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease
b) the branch of medicine concerned with the nonsurgical treatment of disease
3.
a substance (as a drug or potion) used to treat something other than disease
4.
an object held in traditional American Indian belief to give control over natural or magical forces , also magical power or a magical rite
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
medicine (noun)
a substance or preparation used to treat disease
SYNONIMS:
cure, drug, medicament, medication, medicinal, pharmaceutical, physic, remedy, specific
RELATED WORDS:
cure-all, nostrum, panacea; botanical, patent medicine, prescription, prescription drug; cordial, potion, tonic; miracle drug, wonder drug; cap, capsule, pill, tablet; injection, shot; embrocation, liniment, lotion, ointment, potion, poultice, salve; syrup ( sirup), tincture; antibiotic, antiseptic, serum; cathartic, purgative
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