materia medica


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materia medica:

see pharmacologypharmacology,
study of the changes produced in living animals by chemical substances, especially the actions of drugs, substances used to treat disease. Systematic investigation of the effects of drugs based on animal experimentation and the use of isolated and purified active
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materia medica

[mə′tir·ē·ə ′med·ə·kə]
(pharmacology)
The science that treats of the sources, properties, and preparation of medicinal substances.
The materials from which medicinal substances are prepared.
A treatise on the subject.
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In this article, these items of materia medica are numbered according to the numbers assigned in Dietrich's edition, which also contains detailed commentary on each of these substances.
The Eclectic Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
The earliest surviving records of illustrated Greek Herbals indicate De Materia Medica was widely read and reproduced during the Middle Ages in Latin, Arabic and Greek.
Phase 2 utilises the responses from phase 1 which ran last year and is a tool for populating the compulsory Materia Medica list of the NHAA Course Accreditation System (CAS).
Almost as soon as it was written, De materia medica began to be excerpted, condensed, rearranged, and translated into Latin, Arabic, and European vernaculars.
Nevertheless, copyists of De materia medica alphabetized his material, completely rearranging its original schema (Riddle, 1985; Beck, 2005).
However, to determine whether a particular claim is appropriate for a homeopathic product, FDA relies on the ingredient descriptions provided in the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke.
Get a materia medica and a repertory as well as a first aid book, and learn how to use them.
The pathogenesis of it as a whole and of each pole separately are given in Hahnemann's Materia Medica Pura.
Biocore International, a Swedish company specializing in surface plasmon resonance (SPR), said it had signed an agreement with Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, a trait of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, to continue SARS research with Biocore's SPR technology.
There are painted capsules like footprints on the floor and when you've finished reading the menu you can always read the wallpaper, full of information from the materia medica.
Entitled Materia Medica, the collection was made by Birmingham pharmacists Southall Bros and Barclay and discovered by Mark Arstall, from Kings Heath, in his late mother's garage.