Materia-medica



[muh-teer-ee-uh med-i-kuh] /məˈtɪər i ə ˈmɛd ɪ kə/

noun
1.
(used with a plural verb) the remedial substances employed in medicine.
2.
(used with a singular verb). Also called pharmacognosy. the science dealing with the sources, physical characteristics, uses, and doses of drugs.
/məˈtɪərɪə ˈmɛdɪkə/
noun
1.
the branch of medical science concerned with the study of drugs used in the treatment of disease: includes pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, and the history and physical and chemical properties of drugs
2.
the drugs used in the treatment of disease
n.

“substances used in medicine,” Latin, literally “medical matter.”

materia medica materia med·i·ca (měd’ĭ-kə)
n.
The branch of medical science that deals with the origin, preparation, dosage, and administration of drugs.

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