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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.

travel medicine

the subspecialty of tropical medicine consisting of the diagnosis and treatment or prevention of diseases of travelers. Also called travelers' medicine.

travel medicine

Traveler's medicine Medtalk The field of medicine dedicated to studying and treating health issues, vaccination, preventing infectious disease, injuries, ophthalmalogic conditions related to international travel Public health A subspecialty of infectious disease, which focuses primarily on prevention
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We probably see them at least multiple days a week--three or four days a week--new patients coming in for travel medicine," says Lausier, who commented that she's noticed the practice area grow through her years of employment there.
We want to make travel medicine services more sector-based and accessible.
Keystone coauthored that provided the first systematic evaluation of illness in returned pediatric travelers, febrile illness was the presenting complaint in 23% of 1,591 ill children seen at 51 tropical medicine clinics in the GeoSentinel Global Surveillance Network, which is maintained by the International Society of Travel Medicine and U.
The problem with heading to a new destination is that there may be strains of virus and bacteria that the traveller has not encountered in his or her home country, which means that their bodies have not had the opportunity to build up an immunity to them," said Dr Shagufta Zia, who runs a travel medicine practice at Medcare Hospital's Jumeirah clinic.
Dr Jane Zuckerman is director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Travel Medicine at the University College London Medical School.
And the UCL graduate is well placed to give advice, having trained in general medicine, infectious diseases, travel medicine, sexual health and HIV as well as running two clinics in London looking after general medicine and sexual health patients.
Echinacea tincture: Echinacea is essential in any travel medicine kit, as it can be used as a prophylactic to support the immune system when it's under stress.
JANUARY 3-17, 2009: EXPLORE INDIA HIMALAYAN ADVENTURE WILDERNESS & TRAVEL MEDICINE SEMINAR.
The Working Well Travel Medicine program, aptly named Travel Well, is available at the Michigan City and Hammond locations.
Anyone who intends to visit a warm climate country should consult a travel medicine clinic or medical practitioner.
In April this year, the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), founded by Professor Eldryd Parry, held a clinical update conference on tropical and travel medicine for doctors in the UK to provide the specialist knowledge and skills necessary to recognise and manage acute cases of tropical diseases in the UK.
Biester Award for Excellence in Leadership from Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and to Janet Ballantyne who received her certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.