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alternative medicine any medical treatment or therapy, such as homeopathy and acupuncture, that is considered nontraditional and is generally not taught in conventional medical schools.
folk medicine the treatment of illness by people without formal medical training, based on common sense, tradition, or superstition, and often using herbs and other natural remedies.
forensic medicine the application of expert medical knowledge to questions of law.
herbal medicine the use of herbs and plant extracts to treat illness or disease.
internal medicine a specialized medical practice that deals with the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of disease, esp. of internal organs and tissues.
medicine ball a large, heavy leather ball that is thrown back and forth in physical conditioning and exercise.
medicine dance a ritual dance performed by some North American Indian peoples to drive out disease, bring rain, invoke supernatural aid, or the like.
medicine man a healer, shaman, and spiritual leader, esp. among North American Indians.
medicine show a usu. small group of traveling salespeople who put on entertaining shows to attract customers for the patent medicines and other cures offered for sale.
patent medicine a medical preparation that is protected by a trademark and that may be purchased without a prescription.
plant medicine a traditional practice in which herbs and plant extracts are used to treat disease; herbal medicine. [3 definitions]
socialized medicine any of various government-subsidized programs that provide medical care at little or no cost to the patient.