Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 662 (Remedy)

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#662. Remedy. -- N. remedy, help, cure, redress; medicine, medicament; diagnosis, medical examination; medical treatment; surgery; preventive medicine.

[medical devices] clinical thermometer, stethoscope, X-ray machine.

anthelmintic[Med]; antidote, antifebrile[Med], antipoison[obs], counterpoison[obs], antitoxin, antispasmodic; bracer, faith cure, placebo; helminthagogue[obs], lithagogue[obs], pick-meup, stimulant, tonic; vermifuge, prophylactic, corrective, restorative; sedative &c. 174; palliative; febrifuge; alterant[obs], alterative; specific; antiseptic, emetic, analgesic, pain-killer, antitussive[Med], antiinflammatory[Med], antibiotic, antiviral[Med], antifungal[Med], carminative; Nepenthe, Mithridate.

cure, treatment, regimen; radical cure, perfect cure, certain cure; sovereign remedy.

examination, diagnosis, diagnostics; analysis, urinalysis, biopsy, radiology.

medicine, physic, Galenicals[obs], simples, drug, pharmaceutical, prescription, potion, draught, dose, pill, bolus, injection, infusion, drip, suppository, electuary[obs]; linctus[obs], lincture[obs]; medicament; pharmacon[obs].

nostrum, receipt, recipe, prescription; catholicon[obs], panacea, elixir, elixir vitae, philosopher's stone; balm, balsam, cordial, theriac[obs], ptisan[obs].

agueweed[obs], arnica, benzoin, bitartrate of potash, boneset[obs], calomel, catnip, cinchona, cream of tartar, Epsom salts[Chem]; feverroot[obs], feverwort; friar's balsam, Indian sage; ipecac, ipecacuanha; jonquil, mercurous chloride, Peruvian bark; quinine, quinquina[obs]; sassafras, yarrow.

salve, ointment, cerate, oil, lenitive, lotion, cosmetic; plaster; epithem[obs], embrocation[obs], liniment, cataplasm[obs], sinapism[obs], arquebusade[obs], traumatic, vulnerary, pepastic[obs], poultice, collyrium[obs], depilatory; emplastrum[obs]; eyewater[obs], vesicant, vesicatory[Med].

compress, pledget[obs]; bandage &c. (support) 215.

treatment, medical treatment, regimen; dietary, dietetics; vis medicatrix[obs], vis medicatrix naturae[Lat][obs]; medecine expectante[Fr]; bloodletting, bleeding, venesection[Med], phlebotomy, cupping, sanguisae, leeches; operation, surgical operation; transfusion, infusion, intravenous infusion, catheter, feeding tube;

prevention, preventative medicine, immunization, inoculation, vaccination, vaccine, shot, booster, gamma globulin.

pharmacy, pharmacology, pharmaceutics; pharmacopoeia, formulary; acology[obs], Materia Medica[Lat], therapeutics, posology[obs]; homeopathy, allopathy[obs], heteropathy[Med], osteopathy, hydropathy[Med]; cold water cure; dietetics; surgery, chirurgery[Med], chirurgy[obs]; healing art, leechcraft[obs];

orthopedics, orthopedy[obs], orthopraxy[obs]; pediatrics; dentistry, midwifery, obstetrics, gynecology; tocology[obs]; sarcology[obs].

hospital, infirmary; pesthouse[obs], lazarhouse[obs]; lazaretto; lock hospital; maison de sante[Fr]; ambulance.

dispensary; dispensatory[obs], drug store, pharmacy, apothecary, druggist, chemist.

Hotel des Invalides; sanatorium, spa, pump room, well; hospice; Red Cross.

doctor, physician, surgeon; medical practitioner, general practitioner, specialist ; medical attendant, apothecary, druggist; leech; osteopath, osteopathist[obs]; optometrist, ophthalmologist; internist, oncologist, gastroenterologist; epidemiologist[Med], public health specialist; dermatologist; podiatrist; witch doctor, shaman, faith healer, quack, exorcist; Aesculapius[obs], Hippocrates, Galen; accoucheur[Fr], accoucheuse[Fr], midwife, oculist, aurist[obs]; operator; nurse, registered nurse, practical nurse, monthly nurse, sister; nurse's aide, candystriper; dresser; bonesetter; pharmaceutist[obs], pharmacist, druggist, chemist, pharmacopolist[obs].

V. apply a remedy &c. n.; doctor, dose, physic, nurse, minister to, attend, dress the wounds, plaster; drain; prevent &c. 706; relieve &c. 834; palliate &c. 658; restore &c. 660; drench with physic; bleed, cup, let blood; manicure.

operate, excise, cut out; incise.

Adj. remedial; restorative &c. 660; corrective, palliative, healing; sanatory[obs], sanative; prophylactic, preventative, immunizing; salutiferous &c. (salutary) 656[obs]; medical, medicinal; therapeutic, chirurgical[Med], epulotic|, paregoric, tonic, corroborant, analeptic[obs], balsamic, anodyne, hypnotic, neurotic, narcotic, sedative, lenitive, demulcent|, emollient; depuratory[obs]; detersive[obs], detergent; abstersive[obs], disinfectant, febrifugal[obs], alterative; traumatic, vulnerary.

allopathic[obs], heteropathic[obs], homeopathic, hydropathic[Med]; anthelmintic[Med]; antifebrile[Med], antiluetic[obs]; aperient[obs], chalybeate[obs], deobstruent[obs], depurative[obs], laxative, roborant[obs].

dietetic, alimentary; nutritious, nutritive; peptic; alexipharmic[obs], alexiteric[obs]; remediable, curable.

phr. aux grands maux les grands remedes[Fr]; Dios que da la llaga da la medicina[Sp]; para todo hay remedio sino para la muerte[Sp]; temporis ars medicina fere est [Lat][Ovid]; " the remedy is worse than the disease " [Dryden]; " throw physic to the dogs, I'll none of it " [Macbeth].