me·di·ca·ment mi-ˈdi-kə-mənt ˈme-di-kə-
: a substance used in therapy
in the 19th century a physician's bag of medicaments most likely included powerful opiates
Recent Examples on the Web If the medicaments are innocuous, there’s little harm except to the patients’ pocketbooks. —Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2020 At the moment, the standard treatment for drug-resistant TB involves taking highly toxic medicaments for as long as two years. —The Economist, 14 Dec. 2019 The Persian author Mansur ibn Ilyas (c.1380–1422) wrote of resetting fractured or broken bones using braces and tight bandaging to immobilize and realign limbs, followed by the application of various salves and medicaments to help the bones heal. —Jack Hartnell, Time, 30 Oct. 2019
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