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Re: English Questions

Postby allf100 » Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:27 pm

Hello DaveAgain and Kraut,

Thank you very much for your help! I got it. Vielen Dank! :)
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Re: English Questions

Postby Le Baron » Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:47 pm

allf100 wrote:The word 'medication' includes not only medicine but also other non-drug treatment, such as physical exercises, nutrition, etc. Is this correct?

I can see your confusion with this, it's not very clear-cut. Those physical things are more commonly called (physical) 'treatment' or 'therapy'. Though you can also receive treatment which includes some kind of drug.

We can try to make some of the words clearer:

Remedy or 'curative' (noun and verb)
The course of action and/or drug to be given (administered) after making the diagnosis.

Treatment (noun)
That course of action carried out and applied. Can also be called 'physical therapy'.

Medication (noun)
Treatment with medicine/drugs. I.e. not surgery or direct physical manipulation. The base verb is medicate. A distinction is commonly made between medical treatment and surgery. Though both may be applied.

Medicine (noun, but two meanings)
As Dave says the same noun refers to both drugs (medicines) and the field of medical practise. From Latin medicina and medicus which is a doctor. You can see this in modern French where a doctor is called a médecin.
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Re: English Questions

Postby allf100 » Sat Dec 10, 2022 10:40 am

Hello Le Baron,

It's very thoughtful of you to help me with these relevant words. I really much appreciate. :D

Have a nice day!

PS - Sorry, I didn't response in time, because I didn't think that someone else would answer that post any more.
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