See also: médical
- Of or pertaining to the practice of medicine.
- 2013 June 21, Karen McVeigh, “US rules human genes can't be patented”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 10:
- The US supreme court has ruled unanimously that natural human genes cannot be patented, a decision that scientists and civil rights campaigners said removed a major barrier to patient care and medical innovation.
- Intended to have a therapeutic effect; medicinal.
- medical marijuana; medical cannabis; medical treatment
- Requiring medical treatment.
- A costly medical condition can bankrupt you if it doesn't kill you first.
- Pertaining to the state of one's health.
- Pertaining to or requiring treatment by other than surgical means.
- medical ward
- Pertaining to medication specifically (that is, pharmacotherapy), rather than to other aspects of medicine and surgery.
- medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology
- surgical therapy only when medical therapy fails
Derived terms Edit
- durable medical equipment
- emergency medical service
- emergency medical technician
- medical alert jewelry
- medical center
- medical certificate
- medical condition
- medical doctor
- medical ethics
- medical examiner
- medical finger
- medical Greek
- medical history
- medical informatics
- medical isotope
- medical jurisprudence
- medical out
- medical practitioner
- medical record
- medical report
- medical school
- medical student
- medical students' disease
- medical tourism
of the practice of medicine
requiring medical treatment
medical (plural medicals)
- (informal) A medical examination.
- You'll have to get a medical before you apply for that job.
- 2014 August 26, Jamie Jackson, “Ángel di María says Manchester United were the ‘only club’ after Real”, in The Guardian:
- After completing a medical and the requisite paperwork on Tuesday to seal the deal, Di María said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Spain and there were a lot of clubs interested in me, but United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for.
- 2021 November 17, “Network News: Age-related medical requirements”, in RAIL, number 944, page 9:
- All UK train drivers must undergo a medical every three years up to the age of 54, and annually from then on.
- (archaic) A medical practitioner.
- 1884, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Body Snatcher:
- We medicals have a better way than that. When we dislike a friend of ours, we dissect him.
- 1905, Edward Harper Parker, “Confucianism”, in China and Religion, New York, N.Y.: E[dward] P[ayson] Dutton and Company, pages 67–68:
- There was the school of simplicity, socialism, and universal love, the head of which was a Quixotic Diogenes called Mêh-tsz or Meccius (fifth century b.c.); the school of denominationalists, or pedantic adherents to the letter of absolutely defined principles; the legists, or partisans of a system of repression and punishment (on the Plehve-Pobyedonóschtschoff basis); the astrologists, or believers in occult influences; the medicals or elixirists; the sensualists; and many others, recalling to our minds the various divisions of Greek philosophy at the same period.
Related terms Edit
medical (not comparable)
Middle French Edit
- Of or relating to the middle finger.
Declension of medical