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Related to comparative medicine: AALAS
a field of study concentrating on similarities and differences between veterinary medicine and human 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.
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.