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clinical medicine based on the principles of the natural sciences such as biology and biochemistry. adj., adj biomed´ical.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
The branch of medicine that deals with the application of the biological sciences, especially biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics, to the understanding, treatment, and prevention of disease.
bi′o·med′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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biomedicineA highly nonspecific term for a broad field of study which borrows elements from the history of human and veterinary medicine, anatomy, physiology, genetics, pathology, zoology, botanical sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, biology and microbiology. While traditional medicine is concerned with the direct practical application of medical knowledge, biomedicine looks at its history and involves itself in new research to push the limits of what medicine is able to accomplish. Biomedicine may also refer to a specific type of treatment, generally seen as more ‘natural’ than others, and often available in a less regulated context.
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