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Definition of Hippocratic oath

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physician's oath, pledge made by those about to begin medical practice which is based on the ideals and moral principles put forth by Hippocrates
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hippocratic oath
hippocratic \hip"po*crat"ic\ (?), a. of or pertaining to hippocrates, or to his teachings.

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Noun
1. an oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates
(hypernym) oath
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The Hippocratic Oath (Greek ὅρκος horkos) is an oath historically taken by physicians and physician assistants. It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear, upon a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards. Of historic and traditional value, the oath is considered a rite of passage for practitioners of medicine in many countries, although nowadays the modernized version of the text varies among them.

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The Hippocratic oath has been the guiding ethical code for physicians since ancient Greece. The oath contains two parts. The first specifies the duties of the physician to his teachers and his obligations in transmitting medical knowledge. The second contains rules to be observed in the treatment of diseases. One of these rules is that the physician should do no harm while trying to help the patient