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medicine   (měd'ĭ-sĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The scientific study or practice of diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases or disorders of the body or mind of a person or animal.

  2. An agent, such as a drug, used to treat disease or injury.

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