Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈky(ə)r\

Medical Definition of CURE

:  recovery from a disease <his cure was complete>; also :  remission of signs or symptoms of a disease especially during a prolonged period of observation <a clinical cure> <5-year cure of cancer>—compare arrest
:  a drug, treatment, regimen, or other agency that cures a disease <quinine is a cure for malaria>
:  a course or period of treatment; especially :  one designed to interrupt an addiction or compulsive habit or to improve general health <take a cure for alcoholism> <an annual cure at a spa>
:  spa
maritime law :  the medical care awarded a person in the merchant marine who is injured or taken sick in the course of duty
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