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medicine

 [med´ĭ-sin]
1. any drug or remedy.
2. the art and science of the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
3. the nonsurgical treatment of disease.
alternative medicine see complementary and alternative medicine.
aviation medicine the branch of medicine that deals with the physiologic, medical, psychologic, and epidemiologic problems involved in flying.
ayurvedic medicine the traditional medicine of India, done according to Hindu scriptures and making use of plants and other healing materials native to India.
behavioral medicine a type of psychosomatic medicine focused on psychological means of influencing physical symptoms, such as biofeedback or relaxation.
clinical medicine
1. the study of disease by direct examination of the living patient.
2. the last two years of the usual curriculum in a medical college.
complementary medicine (complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)) a large and diverse set of systems of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention based on philosophies and techniques other than those used in conventional Western medicine, often derived from traditions of medical practice used in other, non-Western cultures. Such practices may be described as alternative, that is, existing as a body separate from and as a replacement for conventional Western medicine, or complementary, that is, used in addition to conventional Western practice. CAM is characterized by its focus on the whole person as a unique individual, on the energy of the body and its influence on health and disease, on the healing power of nature and the mobilization of the body's own resources to heal itself, and on the treatment of the underlying causes, rather than symptoms, of disease. Many of the techniques used are the subject of controversy and have not been validated by controlled studies.
emergency medicine the medical specialty that deals with the acutely ill or injured who require immediate medical treatment. See also emergency and emergency care.
experimental medicine study of the science of healing diseases based on experimentation in animals.
family medicine family practice.
forensic medicine the application of medical knowledge to questions of law; see also medical jurisprudence. Called also legal medicine.
group medicine the practice of medicine by a group of physicians, usually representing various specialties, who are associated together for the cooperative diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
internal medicine the medical specialty that deals with diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases and disorders of internal structures of the body.
legal medicine forensic medicine.
nuclear medicine the branch of medicine concerned with the use of radionuclides in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
patent medicine a drug or remedy protected by a trademark, available without a prescription.
physical medicine physiatry.
preclinical medicine the subjects studied in medicine before the student observes actual diseases in patients.
preventive medicine the branch of medical study and practice aimed at preventing disease and promoting health.
proprietary medicine any chemical, drug, or similar preparation used in the treatment of diseases, if such article is protected against free competition as to name, product, composition, or process of manufacture by secrecy, patent, trademark, or copyright, or by other means.
psychosomatic medicine the study of the interrelations between bodily processes and emotional life.
socialized medicine a system of medical care regulated and controlled by the government; called also state medicine.
space medicine the branch of aviation medicine concerned with conditions encountered by human beings in space.
sports medicine the field of medicine concerned with injuries sustained in athletic endeavors, including their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
state medicine socialized medicine.
travel medicine (travelers' medicine) the subspecialty of tropical medicine consisting of the diagnosis and treatment or prevention of diseases of travelers.
tropical medicine medical science as applied to diseases occurring primarily in the tropics and subtropics.
veterinary medicine the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of animals other than humans.

phys·i·cal med·i·cine

the study and treatment of disease mainly by mechanical and other physical methods.
Synonym(s): physiatry

physical medicine

n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of disease by essentially physical means, including manipulation, massage, and exercise, often with mechanical devices, and the application of heat, cold, electricity, radiation, and water. Also called physiatrics, physiatry.

physical medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation

See physiatry.

phys·i·cal med·i·cine

(fiz'i-kăl med'i-sin)
The medical study and treatment of disease mainly by mechanical and other physical methods.
Synonym(s): physiatry.

physical medicine

A branch of medicine concerned with the treatment and rehabilitation of people disabled by injury or illness. Apart from specialist doctors, the discipline involves PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS and SPEECH THERAPISTS.

phys·i·cal med·i·cine

(fiz'i-kăl med'i-sin)
The study and treatment of disease mainly by mechanical and other physical methods.
Synonym(s): physiatry.
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About The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is the nation's leading provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients from around the world.
The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, strives to enhance health and function for individuals with disability through research and education in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
CHICAGO, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Underscoring dramatic differences between how physical medicine and rehabilitation is practiced today and how it will be performed in the future, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) today announced the name for its $550 million research hospital: The Ability Institute of RIC.
The awards ceremony is held in conjunction with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, the largest continuing medical education (CME) event for physiatrists in North America.
Both speakers have had personal experience with physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and their comments will address the impact of the specialty on their lives.
The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, home to Harvard Medical School's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has built a national reputation for excellent clinical care, advanced research, and innovative programs in rehabilitation.
He is board eligible in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Weiss received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School and served his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University Medical Center.
As a leader in rehabilitative therapies, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is a 120 all private room hospital dedicated to the delivery of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
The Rothman Institute has 32 physicians on staff that specialize in hip and knee replacement surgery, spinal surgery, sports medicine, treatment of the foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow disorders, hand disorders and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Joel Press, President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and Medical Director of the Spine & Sports Rehabilitation Centers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), will embark on a demanding physical adventure across the country to raise awareness about physiatry and funding for rehabilitation research.
In 2002, Sipski received the Sell Award for Most Outstanding Paper published by an American Spinal Injury Association member; in the same year she was honored with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education and Research Foundation Award for Best Paper published by an Established Physiatrist in any Journal.