• From Latin word ‘medicina’ which was derived from the action verb ‘medicare’: that was used to medicate.(1)
  • “Art of restoring or preserving health”.(2)
  • “The science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease”(3)


  1. Ciappelli F. (2002). Commentary on Designations of Medicines by Nigel Wiseman. Ecam;2(1): 111-112
  2. Sykes, J.B. (Ed.) The Concise Oxford Dictionary. (7th ed.) (1985) . Oxford University Press. New York
  3. Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Online Dictionary. Retrieved from (8 June 2007)

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