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.
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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
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(b) Key Laboratory of Human Diseases Animal Models, State administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Institute of Laboratory Animal Science, CAMS & Comparative Medicine Centre, PUMC, Beijing 100021, China
One of the authors of the study, Dr Rowland Kao, of the Institute of Comparative Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Glasgow, said: "Both badgers and livestock movements have been implicated in contributing to the British epidemic of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in cattle.
Ostrander, Ph.D., of the department of biology and comparative medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, recently published an exhaustive review of shark tumors found in the literature and in the NCI's Registry of Tumors in Lower Animals.
Carr [4,6] ([1] Department of Pathology, Section on Comparative Medicine, [2] Center for Human Genomics, [3] Department of Biochemistry, [4] Department of Radiology, [5] Department of Internal Medicine, and [6] Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC;
The study, at the Institute of Comparative Medicine, caused the sheep to vomit and collapse in agony, according to the National Anti-Vivisection Society.
The tests, which were carried out at the Institute of Comparative Medicine, caused the sheep to vomit and collapse in agony, according to the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS).
Mark Cline, Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center, Department of Comparative Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157.
To test this hypothesis, the team brought in James Fox, a professor in MIT's Department of Biological Engineering and Division of Comparative Medicine, whose team maintains mice with no bacteria.
The eight focus area modules were the following: an introduction to One Health; environmental health and ecology; the human and animal bond; zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases; food and water safety; disease surveillance, informatics, and disaster preparedness; benefits of comparative medicine; and policy and education (Appendix A, online only).
13846) to the Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory, Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

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