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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Wang et al., "The distribution and association relationships of marine Chinese medicine with different nature in the phylogenetic tree of marine organisms," Modernization of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Materia Medica. World Science and Technology, vol.
Purpose: We present a quantitative survey of the botanical drugs described in De Materia Medica (ex Matthioli, 1568) and identify overall therapeutic, diachronic and botanical patterns.
Repertory of Hering's Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica. New Delhi: B Jain; 1997.
Yarnell is now back to his usual routine as an associate professor in the botanical medicine department at Bastyr University, teaching gastroenterology, urology, men's health, nephrology, pharmacognosy, and herb-drug interactions, and coteaching the materia medica and formulation lab courses for the naturopathic students.
American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy.
(See the renowned herbal guide book Compendium of Materia Medica, by 16th century Chinese pharmacist, Li Shizhen)
Atta-ur-Rahman, a large number of collaborations have ben initiated between Pakistan and China including those with the Institute of Medicinal Plants Development (IMPLAD), Tsinghua University, Institute of Applied Biophysics, Beijing Genomics Institute and Institute of Laboratory Animal Sciences (ILAS) in Beijing, Honan University of Chinese Traditional Medicine in Changsha, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica and Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry in Shanghai, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry in Urumqui and many other institutions.
Their topics include analyzing the structure-activity relationship of plant-derived compounds, modern drug discovery from Chinese materia medica used in traditional Chinese medicine, the scientific evidence for using Astragalus in human diseases, treating stroke with dan shen Salvia miltiorrhiza, and a translational approach to treating diabetes using acupuncture or electroacupuncture.
'Materia Medica' is an alphabetically organized presentation ranging from Acerola (Malpighia glabra) to Whey Protein Concentrate.
Today it houses various academic departments like the Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research, Materia Medica, Medical and Astro, Literary Research, Herbal Product Research, Astrology department and the College where Tibetan doctors and astrologers are trained.
These are but a tiny few of the remedies listed in the homeopaths master reference book called the Materia Medica.
angel said in a January stock market update its future depended on it striking a deal with Russian firm Materia Medica Holding (MMH) relating to a joint venture the companies first announced in october 2011.