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materia medica

materia medica the body of remedial substances used in the practice of medicine; the study of the origin and properties of these substances. Recorded from the late 17th century, the phrase is modern Latin, translating Greek hulē iatrikē ‘healing material’, the title of a work by the 1st century Greek physician and pharmacologist Dioscorides.

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materia medica (mă-teer-iă med-ik-ă) n. the study of drugs used in medicine and dentistry, including pharmacognosy, pharmacy, pharmacology, and therapeutics.

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materia medica remedies used in medicine. XVII. modL., tr. Gr. húlē iatrikḗ healing material; see MATTER, MEDICAL.

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materia medica: see pharmacology.

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