comparative medicine

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com·par·a·tive med·i·cine

a field of study concentrating on similarities and differences between veterinary medicine and human medicine.

comparative medicine

The study of health, illness, and the effects of treatment on mammals, e.g., primates or rodents, or on nonmammalian organisms, e.g., bacteria, fish, flies, yeasts.
See also: medicine


a study based on the use of comparison.

comparative economic analysis
comparison of the performance of an enterprise such as a farm with the performance of a peer group of enterprises.
comparative medicine
the study of human disease by comparison with the diseases of animals, depending largely on work with naturally occurring diseases of animals that are models for human diseases. May be confined to specialty areas, such as dermatology or ophthalmology. The reverse attitude also applies but not in the same positive sense that humans can be used as experimental animals.
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address correspondence to this author at: Section on Comparative Medicine, Comparative Medicine Clinical Research Center, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1040; fax 336-716-1515, e-mail register@wfubmc.
These findings are important because endogenous metabolites like BHB that block the NLRP3 inflammasome could be relevant against many inflammatory diseases, including those where there are mutations in the NLRP3 genes," said Vishwa Deep Dixit, professor in the Section of Comparative Medicine at Yale School of Medicine.
13846) to the Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory, Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.
This is one of the holy grails of modern evolutionary biology - finding the data which definitively show that when females choose the sex of their offspring, they are doing so strategically to produce more grandchildren," Joseph Garner, PhD, associate professor of comparative medicine and senior author of the study, said.
Michael Swindle, Professor and Chairman for Department of Comparative Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina USA who will present on Swine in toxicology research; Daniel N Weber, Senior Scientist and Manager of the Neurobehavioral Toxicology Facility, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA who will present behavioral toxicity; Noreen Khan Mayberry, Science and Aeronautics Research Directorate NASA, USA who will share on Nutritional toxicology; Rajat Sethi, Assistant Dean at the Texas A&M Health Science Center- College of Nursing, USA who will present Ozone-Induced Cardiac Toxicity.
He is director and professor of the Division of Comparative Medicine at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Clarkson, a professor of comparative medicine at Wake Forest University.
The culture was submitted to Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Comparative Medicine.

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