Definition of armamentarium in English:



  • 1The medicines, equipment, and techniques available to a medical practitioner.

    ‘the leeches of the medieval armamentarium are making a comeback in modern medicine’
    • ‘It is an obvious fact that a pediatrician would not need the same armamentarium as would the internist, the cardiologist, or the general surgeon.’
    • ‘The psychopharmacologic management of our patients has become much more complex with time. The number of medications in our vast armamentarium continues to grow with every passing month.’
    • ‘Why has this treatment not become part of the armamentarium of providers of obstetric care throughout the world?’
    • ‘With this expanded armamentarium, the caring practitioner can effectively manage the majority of patients with fibromyalgia.’
    • ‘Laser transmyocardial revascularization is a new tool in the armamentarium of cardiothoracic surgeons treating patients with severe coronary artery disease.’
    • ‘A huge amount of work is yet to be done, but with efficient monitoring of trials and continuous improvements of viral vectors, gene therapy may still represent an important addition to the treatment armamentarium for a range of diseases.’
    • ‘Predictive genetic testing has great potential for accurate risk assessment and for guiding the use of an expanding armamentarium of screening and prevention methods.’
    • ‘Subsequently, the nicotine patch, spray, and inhaler have added to the armamentarium for nicotine replacement.’
    • ‘The antibiotic armamentarium for treatment of Acinetobacter is limited because of native resistance to many classes of antibiotics.’
    • ‘Stenting the airways has now been an integral part of the medical armamentarium for more than a decade.’
    • ‘This study is important in that it adds to the limited armamentarium of studies assessing the effects of exercise in the elderly.’
    • ‘There is no question that Blundell introduced blood transfusion into the medical armamentarium of the 19th century.’
    • ‘Once complementary medicine is integrated with conventional medicine, it is likely that complementary therapies will be added to the therapeutic armamentarium of orthodox practitioners, who will then control access to them.’
    • ‘Genetic tests that may help predict some common diseases are likely to be included in the preventive armamentarium before long.’
    • ‘Another, newer, antidepressant that is better tolerated can now be added to the armamentarium.’
    • ‘Years ago, our therapeutic armamentarium was limited.’
    • ‘For many patients, the leukotriene modifiers remain safe and effective medications in the armamentarium against asthma.’
    • ‘But the development of antivirals to combat viral disease is not like antibiotics against bacteria, which have made a large contribution to our medical armamentarium.’
    • ‘In partnership with the medical and pharmaceutical industries, we have developed an amazing armamentarium to diagnose and treat illness.’
    • ‘This would provide an additional safety step and provide an alternative in the armamentarium for testing these important donations for transplantation.’
    • ‘Because no single agent meets all of these criteria, the physician must choose from the available armamentarium based on the anesthetic properties that are most desired.’
    • ‘During the educational intervention it was emphasized that hypnosis is a skill that could be added to professionals' armamentaria.’
    1. 1.1A collection of resources available for a certain purpose.
      ‘the technological armamentarium’
      • ‘Companies must take the difficult step of eschewing the anodyne of traditional research - tracking studies and attitude and usage assessment - the entire armamentarium of probes.’
      • ‘For many, they were the ultimate work-horse in the professional photographer's armamentarium.’
      • ‘Why have therapists and their educators been slow or even actively resistant to incorporating humor into their armamentarium?’
      • ‘This book, the fifth in series of World Health Organisation disaster manuals and guidelines, makes a useful addition to the armamentarium of post-disaster working material that has appeared in recent years.’
      • ‘Hopefully, Archer's book will inspire new approaches in clinical research aimed at improving our armamentarium, thus enhancing our effectiveness in helping grieving clients.’
      • ‘The clutter of cosmetics and beauty aids on the bathroom counter, while a typical part of a teenage girl's armamentarium, emphasizes the complex interplay of emotion and body image in this patient.’
      • ‘Creativity is knowing when to use which tool in your armamentarium.’
      • ‘You must be seat-belted into your car; for mundane domestic chores a householder must now possess an armamentarium of high-tech devices as elaborate as the protective gear used by courageous bomb-defusers in Iraq.’
      • ‘The results of this study should be added to their armamentarium.’
      • ‘Yet critical care units are but one part of the medical armamentarium, and they can also be studied in the context of the overall course of a patient's disease.’
      • ‘The aspiring leader will be at a distinct disadvantage if a working knowledge of these areas is missing from his/her armamentarium.’
      • ‘For while the discussion is often couched in either-or terms, the various proposals really amount to adding a new consumption tax on top of the current massive armamentarium of taxing power.’
      • ‘Hence, the birth control movement became part of the pietist armamentarium in their systemic struggle with the Catholics and other liturgicals.’
      • ‘What's missing from your personal defense armamentarium?’
      • ‘Suicide bombings had become firmly embedded in the Iraqi insurgent armamentarium.’


Late 19th century: from Latin, arsenal, armoury.