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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.

emergency medicine

n.
The branch of medicine that deals with evaluation and initial treatment of medical conditions caused by trauma or sudden illness.

e·mer·gen·cy med·i·cine

(ē-mĕr'jĕn-sē med'i-sin)
That branch of health care involved with remediation or therapy of patients who are acutely ill or traumatized.

e·mer·gen·cy med·i·cine

(ē-mĕr'jĕn-sē med'i-sin)
That branch of health care involved with remediation or therapy of patients who are acutely ill or traumatized.
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Among the speakers are University of Ottawa emergency medicine professor and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute senior scientist Dr Ian Stiell and Department of Emergency Medicine UZ Brussel and Research Group on Emergency and Disaster Medicine chairman Professor Ives Hubloue.
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EMC provides emergency medicine staffing for 24 facilities and one urgent care centre in multiple health systems, including Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System.
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, EMC provides emergency medicine staffing for 24 facilities and one urgent care center in multiple health systems, including Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System.
Khalid Al Ansari, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Sidra Medicine and Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Services atHMC said: "On behalf of Sidra Medicine and HMC, I am very proud that we were once again able to host colleagues from across the globe at our Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference in Qatar.
Also, the conference has been comprehensively organized to capture the excellent innovations in Emergency Medicine, primarily in the areas of pre-hospital care, Trauma, Toxicology, Disaster Medicine, Pediatric EM, Emergency Nursing, Simulations, Public Health, Research Updates and other sub branches related to the field of emergency medicine.
In 1970, the first emergency medicine residency began, and in 1979, the American Board of Medical Specialties recognized it as a forthcoming specialty.
Louis, this manual contains 149 chapters on emergency medicine topics: cardiovascular, endocrine, environmental, gastrointestinal, hematologic, infectious, electrolyte, musculoskeletal, neurologic, obstetric and gynecologic, psychiatric, renal and genitourinary, pulmonary, and traumatic emergencies, as well as dermatologic disorders, toxicology, procedures, and operational aspects of emergency medicine like consent, evidence-based medicine, physician impairment, coding and documentation, and emergency medical services.
It will start with initial cohort of 10 students placed at A&E departments in south east Wales and will provide medical students with a solid grounding in acute care and provide exposure to emergency medicine earlier in their training.
Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething AM, said: "I'm really pleased to officially launch this new degree programme, which will help students acquire advanced knowledge and a range of technical skills relevant to emergency medicine.

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