Nanomedicine is defined by the US National Institute of health as "the science that uses nanomaterials for the progress of analysis, treatment and hindrance of definite medical applications".

What does it Mean by medical applications and being definite?

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It refers to specific and well-defined uses of nanomedicine in the field of healthcare. It implies that nanomaterials are employed for specific purposes such as diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of targeted medical conditions, as opposed to general or broad applications.


I think it means "specific medical applications", or "certain medical applications". That's a very unusual way to use the word definite though.

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    And medical applications are uses of something for medical treatment. Jun 24, 2023 at 7:57
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