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medical

 [med´ĭ-kal]
pertaining to medicine or to the treatment of diseases; pertaining to medicine as opposed to surgery.
medical assistant a person who, under the direction of a qualified physician, performs a variety of routine administrative and clinical tasks in a physician's office, a hospital, or some other clinical facility.
medical laboratory technician (MLT) see clinical laboratory technician/medical laboratory technician.
medical record administrator one responsible for the indexing, recording, and storage of medical records and reports of patients admitted to hospitals and other health care agencies, and who also prepares reports of births, deaths, transfers, and discharges of patients, and of treatments received.

There are two levels of qualification for the medical record practitioner: Registered Record Administrator (RRA) and Accredited Record Technician (ART). Only those persons who have passed the registration examination of the american health information management association are entitled to use the professional designation of Registered Record Administrator or the job titles of medical record administrator and health record administrator. Only individuals who have passed the accreditation examination of the Association are entitled to use the designation of Accredited Record Technician. Suitable job titles for the RRA might include: Medical Record Administrator; Director, Medical Record Administration Program; Director, Medical Record Services; Instructor; Coordinator; and Research Associate. Suitable job titles for the ART might include: Medical Record Technician; Director; Assistant Director; Supervisor; and Instructor.

med·i·cal

(med'i-kăl),
1. Relating to medicine or the practice of medicine. Synonym(s): medicinal (2)
2. Synonym(s): medicinal (1)
[L. medicalis, fr medicus, physician]

medical

/med·i·cal/ (med´ĭ-k'l) pertaining to medicine.

medical

(mĕd′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the study or practice of medicine.
2. Requiring treatment by medicine.

med′i·cal·ly adv.

medical

See medicine.

medical

adjective Referring to medicine.
 
noun
See Major medical.

medical

adjective Referring to medicine noun See Major medical.

med·i·cal

(med'i-kăl)
1. Relating to medicine or the practice of medicine.
Synonym(s): medicinal (2) .
2. Synonym(s): medicinal (1) .
[L. medicalis, fr medicus, physician]

medical

1. Pertaining to the whole discipline of healing, exercised by whatever means.
2. Pertaining to those disorders that are treated by drugs and advice rather than by surgical methods.

med·i·cal

(med'i-kăl)
Relating to medicine or the practice of medicine.
Synonym(s): medicinal (2) .
[L. medicalis, fr medicus, physician]

medical

1. pertaining to or emanating from the study or discipline of medicine, in the context of veterinary science in veterinary medicine.
2. a class of diseases that are traditionally treated by medicines rather than by surgery.

medical ecology
study of the environment and its relationship to a population of animals with respect to the effect of the environment on the diseases of the animals.
problem-oriented medical record
a standardized format for keeping clinical records in a problem-oriented case management system. An early decision is made on what is the nature of the patient's problem or problems and from then on the patient's status with respect to each problem is assessed daily. This has the undeniable advantage that the clinician does not lose sight of the objective with respect to the individual patient. Without this approach there is always an inclination for the clinician to attack the disease and place the patient on a lower priority. The attitude adopted as a result of this approach is very similar to the herd health approach in herd medicine—the objective is the farmer's survival, not the eradication of some bacteria.
medical records
the detailed records, made at the time, of the clinical, clinical pathology and pathology examinations and treatments of each patient, or patient group. The records have importance to the welfare of the patient, and to potential medical research and legal investigations, and to be worth their full value they must be made contemporaneously.
medical technologist
a qualified worker in a paramedical field such as laboratory scientist, veterinary nurse or livestock inspector.

Patient discussion about medical

Q. is it ok to use drugs for medical reasons? and who is to decide when is necessary to use drugs when needed?

A. Today the most used "medical" drugs are narcotics- for pain relief, for patients who suffer extreme pain. All sorts of Codaine and Morphine types are used and on a very wide basis, and they are specially perscribed for ones who need them.

Q. How about Psychiatric Drugs for bipolar? One of my friend is suffering from bipolar. Will Psychiatric medications help him to come out of this affect?

A. from what i read- there are certain medication that can help. if the first one doesn't - there is a second and third line of medication. from a personal experience (not mine, a friend of the family) it can even save your friend's life..

Q. What medications are forbidden to take with alcohol? And why is that?

A. I think this web page will give you something to think about:
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa27.htm
apparently there are more drugs you shouldn’t mix with alcohol then I could think of…

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References in periodicals archive ?
Historically, the University of Chicago and other private medical schools in the area have not succeeded in recruiting as many African American and Latino students as UIC.
Girotti said the lack of black and Latino medical school students reflects the dearth of black and Latino applicants--the result of poor academic preparation and advice those students have received.
Students from many black and Latino neighborhoods might lack motivation to aim for medical school, said Ukpo, president of Loyola's Student National Medical Association, a group of minority students that encourages underrepresented minorities to enter medical school.
I don't see the number of minorities in medical schools increasing the next few years," said Ukpo.
But admissions officials at several medical schools said that increasing the number of black and Latino medical students will be more difficult because of the growing anti-affirmative action sentiment they've witnessed in the past five years.
He wouldn't reveal which schools received the letters, and officials with each of the major medical schools in the Chicago area said they had not received them.
Medical school admissions for the class entering in the fall of 2003 were made in the wake of the University of Michigan decisions--and officials working with Chicago-area medical schools were paying attention.
The decisions sparked conversations that prompted the Association of American Medical Colleges to change the name of the "Minority Medical Education Program" to the "Summer Medical Education Program.
We prudently considered the impact of the court's ruling and the [Summer Medical Education Program's] alignment with the new legal reality," said Kevin Harris, the program's deputy director.
Girotti said the recruiting challenges coupled with the legal backlash against minority programs have had a "chilling" effect on the ability of medical schools to attract blacks and Latinos.
Girotti said the number of Latino applicants to the UIC medical school dropped to an all-time low of 53 in 2003, down from the peak of 154 in 1994.
Developing a larger cadre of underrepresented minority medical students means you're going to have more people who are interested in researching problems that disproportionately affect underrepresented minorities," McDade said.