Meaning of materia medica

ma•te•ri•a med•i•ca

Pronunciation: (mu-tēr'ē-u med'i-ku), [key]
  1. the remedial substances employed in medicine.
  2. Also calledthe science dealing with the sources, physical characteristics, uses, and doses of drugs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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