medicīna

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See also: medicina, medicină, and medicīnā

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via some other European language, ultimately from Latin medicīna (the healing art, medicine, a physician's shop, a remedy, medicine), feminine of medicinus (of or belonging to physic or surgery, or to a physician or surgeon), from medicus (a physician, surgeon), from medeor (I heal).

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Noun[edit]

medicīna f (4th declension)

  1. medicine (the science of human diseases, their causes, course, diagnosis, treatment and prevention; set of techniques to improve human health, quality of life, etc.)
    medicīnas personālsmedical staff
    medicīnas dienestsmedical service, care
    medicīnas tehnika, aparatūramedical equipment
    medicīnas izglītībamedical education
    medicīnas institūts — institute of medicine
    medicīnas vēsture — history of medicine
    tautas medicīna — traditional, folk medicine
    kara medicīna — military, war medicine
    tiesu medicīna — forensic medicine
    sporta medicīna — sports medicine
    kosmiskā, kosmosa medicīna — space medicine
    eksperimentālā medicīna — experimental medicine
    medicīnas māsa — nurse (lit. medical sister)

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