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Adolescent Medicine definition: A branch of medicine pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases occurring during the period beginning with puberty until the cessation of somatic growth.
Aerospace Medicine definition: A specialty which is concerned with the health and medical problems of man in AVIATION (aviation medicine) and SPACE FLIGHT.
alternative medicine definition: diagnostic or therapeutic technique which is presently outside the field of conventional medical practice; for use as a 'tag' term index at 'T' emphasis level.
Behavioral Medicine definition: The interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral and biomedical science, knowledge, and techniques relevant to health and illness and the application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.
behavioral medicine definition: interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral and biomedical science, knowledge, and techniques relevant to health and illness and the application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation; for thorough searching see RTs.
Behavioral Medicine definition: The study, prevention, and treatment of medical and psychosomatic disorders and of undesirable behaviors, such as overeating and substance abuse, by the application of behavior therapy techniques, such as biofeedback, relaxation training, and hypnosis.
Bibliography of Medicine definition: A list of works, documents, and other publications on medical subjects and topics of interest to the field of medicine.
Chiropractic definition: An occupational discipline founded by D.D. Palmer in the 1890's based on the relationship of the spine to health and disease. The spine is analyzed by X-rays and palpation, and vertebrae are adjusted manually to relieve pressures on the spinal cord. OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE was originally similar but has become more like FAMILY PRACTICE.
chiropractic definition: occupational discipline based on the relationship of the spine to health and disease; the spine is analyzed by X-rays and palpation, and vertebrae are adjusted manually to relieve pressures on the spinal cord.
Chiropractic Therapy definition: An alternative medical system that focuses on the relationship between bodily structure (primarily that of the spine) and function, and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Chiropractors use manipulative therapy as an integral treatment tool.
Clinical Medicine definition: The study and practice of medicine by direct examination of the patient.
Clinical Medicine definition: The practice of medicine based on direct observation of patients.
Community Medicine definition: A branch of medicine concerned with the total health of the individual within the home environment and in the community, and with the application of comprehensive care to the prevention and treatment of illness in the entire community.
Defensive Medicine definition: The alterations of modes of medical practice, induced by the threat of liability, for the principal purposes of forestalling lawsuits by patients as well as providing good legal defense in the event that such lawsuits are instituted.
Pharmaceutical Preparations definition: Drugs intended for human or veterinary use, presented in their finished dosage form. Included here are materials used in the preparation and/or formulation of the finished dosage form.
drug/agent definition: biologically active substance, including those intended for use in diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease or other abnormalities, for the relief of suffering, or control or improvement of a physical or mental state; includes biological products.
Medication definition: A drug or medicine that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease.
Medication definition: As defined in Section 201(g)(1) of the Title 21 Chapter 9 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act any article that is recognized in the official United States Pharmacopeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, or any supplement to them; article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or other animals; and article (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans or other animals.
Emergency Medicine definition: The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.
Family Practice definition: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
family medicine definition: medical specialty concerned with the planning and provision of comprehensive primary health care of all members of a family, regardless of age or sex, on a continuing basis.
folk medicine definition: systems of medicine based on cultural beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation; the concept includes mystical and magical rituals, herbal therapy, and other treatments which may not be explained by modern medicine.
Forensic Medicine definition: The application of medical knowledge to questions of law.
forensic medicine definition: branch of medicine that interprets or establishes the medical facts in civil or criminal law cases.
Forensic Medicine definition: The application of medical knowledge to questions of law; research, reports and testimony in court by experts in medical science to assist in determining a legal question.
Geriatrics definition: The branch of medicine concerned with the physiological and pathological aspects of the aged, including the clinical problems of senescence and senility.
Geriatrics definition: The branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to elderly people.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.) definition: Identifies, for study and analysis, important issues and problems that relate to health and medicine. The Institute initiates and conducts studies of national policy and planning for health care and health-related education and research; it also responds to requests from the federal government and other agencies for studies and advice.
Institute of Medicine definition: As part of the National Academy of Science, identifies, for study and analysis, important issues and problems that relate to health and medicine. The Institute initiates and conducts studies of national policy and planning for health care and health-related education and research; it also responds to requests from the federal government and other agencies for studies and advice.
Internal Medicine definition: A medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organ systems of adults.
Medicine definition: The art and science of studying, performing research on, preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as the maintenance of health.
medicine definition: general term for health care, nursing, and medical practice specialties; see also the RTs treed elsewhere.
Medicine definition: see:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html
Medical Science definition: The science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease.
Medicine definition: The branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques.
Medicine, Ayurvedic definition: The traditional Hindu system of medicine which is based on customs, beliefs, and practices of the Hindu culture. Ayurveda means "the science of Life": veda - science, ayur - life.
Nuclear Medicine definition: A specialty field of radiology concerned with diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative use of radioactive compounds in a pharmaceutical form.
nuclear medicine definition: special field of radiology dealing with diagnostic, therapeutic and investigative use of radioisotopes and radioactive compounds.
Nuclear Medicine definition: Nuclear Medicine is the branch of medicine that uses radioactive materials either to image a patient's body or to destroy diseased cells.
Occupational Medicine definition: Medical specialty concerned with the promotion and maintenance of the physical and mental health of employees in occupational settings.
industrial medicine definition: medical specialty concerned with the promotion and maintenance of the physical and mental health of employees in occupational settings; do not confuse with OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH/SAFETY, the health and safety of the worker.
Occupational Medicine definition: This branch of medicine is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries and illnesses that occur at the workplace or as a result of toxic exposures, stress, or accidents at the workplace. Occupational medicine encompasses issues such as industrial hygiene, safety, pollution control, ergonomics, industrial and agricultural toxicology, disability evaluation, physical rehabilitation, industrial psychology and emergency medicine. (BioTech Life Science Dictionary)
Religion and Medicine definition: The interrelationship of medicine and religion.
Cabinets, Storage, Medicine definition: Cabinets designed to store medicines and other disposable products of frequent use in healthcare (e.g., adhesive tape, dressing). These cabinets are usually constructed of metals (e.g., stainless steel), plastics, wood, or combinations of these materials. They frequently consist of stand-alone or wall-mounted units (either recessed or surface mounted) including shelves; many medicine cabinets include a swing door externally covered with a mirror. Some cabinets include a working surface appropriate for medicine preparation. Medicine cabinets are used in many different locations, including nurse stations in healthcare facilities, nursing centers, and homes.
Carts, Medication definition: Carts including drawers, shelves, and compartments appropriate for organizing the storage and transportation of medication, instruments (e.g., syringes), and other supplies to the patient bed. Most of these carts include a removable section of drawers (a "cassette") that is used as a unit-dose system to dispense individual daily medications from the pharmacy to each patient.
Medicine Chests definition: Boxes in which physicians kept their drugs and other medications, medical instruments and supplies, manuals, etc. As a carrying case or convenient storage receptacle, or a kind of portable pharmacy, the medicine chest was indispensable to the itinerant physician. The chest was usually larger and sturdier than a doctor's kit or bag.
Environmental Medicine definition: Medical specialty concerned with environmental factors that may impinge upon human disease, and development of methods for the detection, prevention, and control of environmentally related disease.
Medicine, Kampo definition: System of herbal medicine practiced in Japan by both herbalists and practitioners of modern medicine. Kampo originated in China and is based on Chinese herbal medicine (MEDICINE, CHINESE TRADITIONAL).
complementary medicine definition: Forms of treatment that are used in addition to (complementary) or instead of (alternative) standard treatments. These practices are not considered standard medical approaches. CAM includes dietary supplements, megadose vitamins, herbal preparations, special teas, massage therapy, magnet therapy, spiritual healing, and meditation.
complementary medicine definition: Practices not generally recognized by the medical community as standard or conventional medical approaches and used instead of standard treatments. Alternative medicine includes the taking of dietary supplements, megadose vitamins, and herbal preparations; the drinking of special teas; and practices such as massage therapy, magnet therapy, spiritual healing, and meditation.
Biofield Therapy definition: A form of therapy that involves systems using "subtle energy" fields in and around the body for medical/therapeutic purposes. Examples include Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, Huna, laying-on-of-hands, external Qi-Gong, Healing Science, Healing touch, Natural healing, Specific Human Energy Nexus (SHEN), and Bio-Relaxation.
Doctor of Medicine definition: The Doctor of Medicine degree is the first-professional postgraduate degree that requires completion of a program that meets all of the following criteria: completion of the academic requirements to begin practice in the profession; at least 2 years of college work prior to entering the program; and a total of at least 6 academic years of college work to complete a program of studies in any branch of medical science, including prior required college work plus the length of the professional program itself. The academic standard is equivalent to Ph.D. science.
Genetic Medicine definition: NIH Emphasis Area -- In the realm of genetic medicine, the rapid progress of the Human Genome Project, a growing understanding of the genomes of other species, and new methods for the manipulation of genes are swiftly changing concepts of disease and possibilities for its control. The real possibility of being able to identify the inherited mutations that contribute to cancer risk, developmental abnormalities, immunodeficiencies, and mental and neurological disease (such as epilepsy, stroke, autism, and sensory disorders) deserve significant new effort.
Genetics and Medicine definition: An NIH Emphasis area
Herbal Medicine definition: The study of medicines derived from botanical sources.
Legal Medicine definition: Legal Medicine is a special field of medicine that focuses on various aspects of medicine and law. Historically, the practice of legal medicine made contributions to medicine as a scientific instrument to solve criminal perplexities. Since World War II, the domain of legal medicine has broadened to include not only aspects of medical science to solve legal and criminal problems but aspects of law as it applies to medicine. Legal Medicine continues to grow as medicolegal issues like medical malpractice and liability, government regulation of health care, issues of tort reform, and moral and ethical complexities presented by technological advances become increasingly prominent. Many medical schools have implemented courses which supply medicolegal instruction for medical students, and many law schools now offer medicolegal courses. Also, dual degree programs in law and medicine have been created to assist physicians to bridge the gap between medicine and the law.Source: American Board of Legal Medicine 08/1992Training Programs, and/or Fellowships, Preceptorships:Certification available through the American Board of Legal Medicine.ACGME Accredited Residency Program Requirements: None
Legal Medicine definition: The specialty areas of medicine concerned with matters of, and relations with, substantive law and legal institutions; such as the conduct of medical examinations at crime scenes, performance of autopsies, giving of expert medical testimony in judicial proceedings, medical treatment of inmates of penal institutions, the practice of trauma medicine in law enforcement settings, and other clinical practice and medical science applications in the fields of law, law enforcement, and corrections.Source: Rhea, Ott, and Shafritz, The Facts On File Dictionary of Health Care Management, New York: Facts On File Publications, 1988.
Manual Medicine definition: The use of hands-on manipulation to diagnose and treat dysfunction in the structure and function of the body. This terminology is used primarily by allopathic physicians and non-osteopathic practitioners outside of the United Sates to describe manipulative medicine.
Bariatric Medicine definition: The discipline concerned with WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with OBESITY.
Disaster Medicine definition: Branch of medicine involved with management and organization of public health response to disasters and major events including the special health and medical needs of a community in a disaster.
Integrative Medicine definition: The discipline concerned with using the combination of conventional (allopathic) medicine and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE to address the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of health and illness.
Travel Medicine definition: Multidisciplinary field focusing on prevention of infectious diseases and patient safety during international TRAVEL. Key element of the pretravel physician's visit is a health risk assessment.
Individualized Medicine definition: Therapeutic approach tailoring therapy for genetically defined subgroups of patients.
forensics medicine definition: [1] Gerichtsmedizin, forensiche Medizin
medicament definition: Remède.
medicine definition: Médicament, remède.
 
 
deGerman
Medizin definition: [1] Wissenschaftliche Heilkunde [2] Arzneimittel
AM definition: [1] Amplitudenmodulation [2] Allgemeinmedizin
Medizinball definition: [1] schwerer Ball mit derber Hülle aus Leder oder Gummi, der zum Krafttraining benutzt wird
Allgemeinmedizin definition: [1] Medizin: Fachgebiet der Humanmedizin zur Grundversorgung aller Patienten
 
ltLithuanian
vaistas definition: [1] Arznei, Medikament
 
frFrench
médicament definition: Substance ou composition possédant des propriétés curatives ou préventives, destiner|destinées à guérir, à soulager ou à prévenir des maladies humaines ou animales.
médecine definition: Science des maladies et art de les guérir.
médecine definition: Système médical.
médecine definition: Remède, sous forme liquide ou solide qu’on prend pour se purger.
remède definition: Substance qui sert à guérir un mal ou une maladie.
remède definition: Ce qui sert à guérir les maladies de l’âme.
remède definition: Ce qui sert à prévenir, surmonter ou faire cesser un malheur, un inconvénient ou une disgrâce.
remède definition: Lavement.