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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

phys·i·cal med·i·cine

the study and treatment of disease mainly by mechanical and other physical methods.
Synonym(s): physiatry
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

physical medicine

n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of disease by essentially physical means, including manipulation, massage, and exercise, often with mechanical devices, and the application of heat, cold, electricity, radiation, and water. Also called physiatrics, physiatry.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

phys·i·cal med·i·cine

(fiz'i-kăl med'i-sin)
The medical study and treatment of disease mainly by mechanical and other physical methods.
Synonym(s): physiatry.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

physical medicine

A branch of medicine concerned with the treatment and rehabilitation of people disabled by injury or illness. Apart from specialist doctors, the discipline involves PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS and SPEECH THERAPISTS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

phys·i·cal med·i·cine

(fiz'i-kăl med'i-sin)
The study and treatment of disease mainly by mechanical and other physical methods.
Synonym(s): physiatry.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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*** Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, 5st Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic, Ankara, Turkey
Almost in all the developed countries their hospitals have Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, even our neighboring countries have multiple rehabilitation institutes in their medical universities and tertiary care hospitals catering to the multidisciplinary rehabilitation management of disabled sector of the society.
The rehabilitation team is led by a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist) and include physical therapist, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologist, neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, recreational therapists, art therapist, social workers, rehabilitation nurses, orthotist, assistive technologist, rehabilitation nursing, spiritual therapist, social worker and vocational experts.
The Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Dow University of Health Sciences cater to the needs of 20,000 to 25,000 people with disabilities all over Pakistan.
The Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Dow University of Health Sciences cater to the needs of 20, 000 to 25, 000 people with disabilities all over Pakistan.
Health Plus is a market leader in clinical practice management in the physical medicine and rehabilitation market.
Munna, who has a background as a surgical nurse, helps patients manage conditions related to physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Address for Correspondence/Yazisma Adresi: Berke Aras MD, Kastamonu Rehabilitation Centre, Clinic of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kastamonu, Turkey
Summary: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced its acquisition of Health Plus Management, a provider of business management and operations services for independent physician practices in the physical medicine and rehabilitation market.
Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 78, 125-131.
Today, Sergeant Sanford is a physical medicine technician with the 374th Medical Group, Yokota Air Base, Japan.
The cap on chiropractic treatments and PT was enacted in response to documented findings by the California Workers' Compensation Institute (CWCI) that physical medicine utilization is out of control in California.

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