Adjective "medical" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛdɪk(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to the science or practice of medicine.
  1. 'the medical profession'
  2. 'For the medical profession, this included all doctors other than doctors in training.'
  3. 'This problem will permeate every aspect of medical research and practice in the future.'
  4. 'The hospital folder containing the old medical notes are kept in a trolley in the ward office.'
  5. 'If ever there were a flurry of activity in medical science, stem cells has to be it.'
  6. 'Fortunately, advances in medical science mean this type of event is now less likely to be fatal.'
  7. 'The costs included the direct medical costs of health care within the programme and elsewhere.'
  8. 'However, the medical practices committee is unlikely to allow an increase in our numbers.'
  9. 'The occasion was the examination in general practice for fifth year medical students.'
  10. 'When he retired he wrote a book on medical science for lay people and prospective doctors.'
  11. 'The medical profession in the developed countries has a vital part to play in bringing this about.'
  12. 'He was discharged to a medical ward on day 22 still with some minor cognitive deficit.'
  13. 'The new wards will also help the trust reduce the number of medical patients with a bed on a surgical or other ward.'
  14. 'Heart failure is the most common single cause of death in many hospital medical wards.'
  15. 'Others choose the private sector and avoid the medical wards, as so little can be done.'
  16. 'One of my duties was to interview and examine patients newly admitted to the indigent medical ward.'
  17. 'Some people will require admission on medical grounds or because of psychiatric risk.'
  18. 'The medical wards of hospitals admit the oldest and sickest people in our community.'

noun

An examination to assess a person's state of physical health or fitness.
  1. 'I came close to going to Cardiff but, after the medicals, something didn't feel right.'
  2. 'More than 100 TA soldiers from Leeds, Hull, Doncaster and Tynemouth are being sent to the centre for fitness tests, briefings and medicals before possible deployment.'
  3. 'Before we bring a plane up, everything has to be checked and double-checked and there are also strict medicals for pilots, which makes good sense.'
  4. 'Distin is understood to have already undergone a medical and has only the loose ends of a deal to tie up.'
  5. 'The stress of completing a questionnaire and attending these medicals often worsens the condition of claimants with mental health problems.'
  6. 'They point to the fact that three days earlier their son passed a medical for his pilots licence.'
  7. 'Obviously they were cutting down on staff, three others failed their medicals that day for the same reason.'
  8. 'To become a volunteer you need a number of medicals to prove you are physically and mentally fit enough to take part.'
  9. 'Those young enough to be conscripted but who did not pass the military's medicals could join the Home Guard.'
  10. 'Today I had a medical with the nurse for the company I had a job interview with on Tuesday.'

Definitions

1. of or relating to the science or practice of medicine: medical history; medical treatment.

2. curative; medicinal; therapeutic: medical properties.

3. pertaining to or requiring treatment by other than surgical means.

4. pertaining to or giving evidence of the state of one's health: a medical discharge from the army; a medical examination. noun

5. something done or received in regard to the state of one's health, as a medical examination.

More examples(as adjective)

"treatments can be medical."

"supplies can be medical."

"cares can be medical."

"associations can be medical."

"professions can be medical."

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Origin

Mid 17th century: via French from medieval Latin medicalis, from Latin medicus ‘physician’.