Definition of Medicament

1. Noun. (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease.

Exact synonyms: Medication, Medicinal Drug, Medicine
Specialized synonyms: Acyclovir, Zovirax, Alendronate, Fosamax, Allopurinol, Zyloprim, Amrinone, Inocor, Analgesic, Anodyne, Pain Pill, Painkiller, Angiogenesis Inhibitor, Antiarrhythmic, Antiarrhythmic Drug, Antiarrhythmic Medication, Antibacterial, Antibacterial Drug, Bactericide, Anticholinergic, Anticholinergic Drug, Anticholinesterase, Anticoagulant, Anticoagulant Medication, Decoagulant, Anticonvulsant, Anticonvulsant Drug, Antiepileptic, Antiepileptic Drug, Antidepressant, Antidepressant Drug, Antidiabetic, Antidiabetic Drug, Antidiarrheal, Antidiarrheal Drug, Antidiuretic, Antidiuretic Drug, Antiemetic, Antiemetic Drug, Antihistamine, Antihypertensive, Antihypertensive Drug, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-inflammatory Drug, Antiprotozoal, Antiprotozoal Drug, Antipyretic, Febrifuge, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antispasmodic Agent, Spasmolytic, Antitussive, Antiviral, Antiviral Agent, Antiviral Drug, Apc, Astringent, Astringent Drug, Styptic, Atomic Cocktail, Azathioprine, Imuran, Blocker, Blocking Agent, Bronchodilator, Calcium Blocker, Calcium-channel Blocker, Carminative, Atromid-s, Clofibrate, Clopidogrel Bisulfate, Plavix, Cold Medicine, Counterirritant, Cytotoxic Drug, Decongestant, Demulcent, Diaphoretic, Antabuse, Disulfiram, Dosage, Dose, Drixoral, Drug Cocktail, Haart, Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, Expectorant, Expectorator, Fixed-combination Drug, Gemfibrozil, Lopid, Haematinic, Hematinic, Herbal Medicine, Histamine Blocker, Immune Suppressant Drug, Immunosuppressant, Immunosuppressive, Immunosuppressive Drug, Immunosuppressor, Inhalant, Inhalation, Isoproterenol, Isuprel, Isordil, Isosorbide, Lipid-lowering Medication, Lipid-lowering Medicine, Statin, Statin Drug, Mecholyl, Methacholine, Nux Vomica, Over-the-counter Drug, Over-the-counter Medicine, Oxytocic, Oxytocic Drug, Camphorated Tincture Of Opium, Paregoric, Patent Medicine, Cuprimine, Penicillamine, Metrazol, Pentamethylenetetrazol, Pentylenetetrazol, Pharmaceutic, Pharmaceutical, Placebo, Powder, Ethical Drug, Prescription, Prescription Drug, Prescription Medicine, Probenecid, Aperient, Cathartic, Physic, Purgative, Curative, Cure, Remedy, Therapeutic, Rubefacient, Depressant, Downer, Sedative, Sedative Drug, Soothing Syrup, Specific, Carafate, Sucralfate, Sudatory, Sudorific, Suppository, Tincture, Restorative, Tonic, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor, Vermicide, Anthelminthic, Anthelmintic, Helminthic, Vermifuge
Generic synonyms: Drug
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Terms within: Physostigmine
Examples of category: Prescription, Nonprescription, Over-the-counter
Derivative terms: Medicate, Medicate, Medicate, Medicinal, Medicine

Definition of Medicament

1. n. Anything used for healing diseases or wounds; a medicine; a healing application.

Definition of Medicament

1. Noun. A medicine, medication or drug ¹

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Definition of Medicament

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Medical Definition of Medicament

1. A medicinal substance or agent. Origin: L. Medicamentum This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Medicament

medically underserved area
medically uninsured
medicament (current term)
medicare check
medicare part a
medicare part b
medicare payment

Literary usage of Medicament

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin of Pharmacy (1897)
"The medicament should be uniformly distributed in the suppository. 2. The medicament must be readily and quickly liberated by the suppository. 3. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1873)
"No other medicament was used. The fourth day the bowels moved naturally. On Jan. 8th, he was removed to his home in the country. On or about May 1st, ..."

3. Elements of homoeopathic practice of physic by Joseph Laurie, James S. Douglas (1853)
"THE POTENCY, ATTENUATION, OR DILUTION OF THE medicament. In proceeding to the consideration of this second point, I may make the preliminary remark that it ..."

4. Therapeutic Gazette (1917)
"Then he began to make his applications of longer duration by leaving in a gauze strip—a tampon saturated with the medicament in that part of the gauze which ..."

5. The Homoeopathic domestic medicine by Joseph Laurie (1883)
"... foregoing remedies, but not within less than three hours or' a dose of any other medicament ... medicament ..."

6. Henley's Twentieth Century Forrmulas, Recipes and Processes: Containing Ten by Gardner Dexter Hiscox (1914)
"To prepare the following approximately correct solutions, dissolve the amount of medicament indicated in sufficient water to make one imperial pint. ..."

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