conventional medicine

Definition of conventional medicine

  1. :  the usual methods of healing or treating disease that are taught in Western medical schools Today, many patients seek healing through both alternative medicine and conventional medicine.

Word by Word Definitions

conventionalplay
  1. :  formed by agreement or compact

    :  according with, sanctioned by, or based on convention

    :  lacking originality or individuality :  trite

medicineplay
  1. :  a substance or preparation used in treating disease

    :  something that affects well-being

    :  the science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease


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