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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.

vet·er·i·nar·y med·i·cine

the field concerned with the diseases and health of all animal species other than humans (including primates); includes fields such as clinical practice, animal source food safety, zoonoses, and epidemiology.

veterinary medicine

n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals, especially domestic animals.

vet·er·i·nar·y med·i·cine

(vet'ĕr-in-ar-ē med'i-sin)
The field concerned with the diseases and health of all animal species other than humans.
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Veterinary scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have spent the last four days examining the young adult female and will carry out more tests over the next few weeks.
Mr Attenborough will be joined at the workshop in Brussels on Thursday by MLC Veterinary Scientist Derek Armstrong.
Soon, leading veterinary scientists will visit them at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in the hope of carrying out an extraordinary IVF operation.
Veterinary scientists at Edinburgh University discovered the link to cat food after investigating why 50 cats in 30 homes around Britain had developed bovine tuberculosis (bTB).
He hoped that livestock breeders, veterinary scientists and researchers will learn from each other's experiences.
Fear Free awarded three additional grants to projects for 2019: a veterinary behavior resident's research at Indiana's Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine on "Effects of a single dose of oral gabapentin in dogs during a veterinary examination"; a student research project at Western University College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, CA, on effects of enhanced human-animal interactions on decreasing stress of veterinary visits in pet dogs; and a research grant to a member of the Behavior Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists for a project evaluating the effect of alpha-casozepine in reducing fear, anxiety and stress during veterinary consultations.
A team of veterinary scientists in Bangladesh has developed a new trivalent vaccine to prevent the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), an infectious cattle virus.
Thus, AMS members are equipped to combine their skills and knowledge of the physical land-atmosphere-ocean system with the skills and knowledge of medical, public health, and veterinary scientists, ecologists, and social scientists.
I would like to continue to help build the zoological medicine program at Louisiana State University, continue to mentor and help young veterinary scientists obtain their professional goals, continue with collaborative scientific research to expand our medical knowledge regarding the multitude of animal species we treat, participate in making zoological medicine an increased presence in the global veterinary medicine arena, continue building the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, with all involved, into the quality clinical veterinary medicine journal it can be.
Veterinary scientists have long suspected that the FIP virus (FIPV) was a lethal mutation of the feline coronavirus (FECV), a benign and common intestinal virus, but they couldn't identify how this transformation occurred.

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