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Definition of Symbol of medicine

Symbol of medicine: A staff or a rod with a snake curled around it; the staff of Aesculapius, also called Asklepios, the ancient mythical god of medicine. For more information, see; Medical symbol. Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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