from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The complete equipment of a physician or medical institution, including books, supplies, and instruments.
- n. The complete range of materials available or used for a task.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. All of the equipment available for carrying out a task, especially all the equipment used by a physician in the practice of medicine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An armamentary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine
This intangible skill is fading from the doctor's armamentarium, as greater numbers of medical students choose to enter specialties that deal with tangible skills such as placing a sophisticated intravenous line or performing a unique procedure.
He said that 440,000 patients world-wide have been treated with it, and that Multaq "has a place in the treatment armamentarium."
To that end, in addition to cortisone injections, which have been used for years, newer options such as viscosupplementation, platelet rich plasma PRP and now, orthokine therapy have been added to the armamentarium to combat arthritis.
In any case, omega-3 fatty acids should be incorporated into your anti-aging armamentarium.
So I shore up my armamentarium of corticosteroids, ibuprofen, Plaquenil, acupuncture to beat back the cells you've suborned and inflamed.
"Families need to know that this is one option that is in the armamentarium," Farmer said.
The allure of deploying a full armamentarium of cytotoxic drugs—of driving the body to the edge of death to rid it of its malignant innards—was still irresistible.
For Frei and Zubrod, the only way to answer that “generic question” was to direct the growing armamentarium of combination chemotherapy against another cancer—a solid tumor this time—which would retrace their steps with leukemia.
In 2008, about half of all myeloma patients treated with the shifting armamentarium of new drugs will still be alive at five years.
* The elaborate armamentarium of “antivitamins” that Farber had dreamed up so vividly in his fantasies did not exist.
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