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Materia medica

Materia medica

1. Material or substance used in the composition of remedies; a general term for all substances used as curative agents in medicine.

2. That branch of medical science which treats of the nature and properties of all the substances that are employed for the cure of diseases.

Origin: L. See matter, and medical.


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