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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

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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New travel medicine guidelines issued by the Infectious Diseases Society of America clearly illustrate that the field has expanded far beyond simply giving a few exotic immunizations.
OCTOBER 5-19: AFRICAN WILDLIFE SAFARI & KILIMANJARO ASCENT WILDERNESS & TRAVEL MEDICINE SEMINAR.
GeoSentinel, the Global Surveillance Network of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), is supported by Cooperative Agreement U50/CCU412347 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by ISTM.
The network is a partnership of UAB, the International Society of Travel Medicine, U.S.
The field of travel medicine is ever-expanding with claim-staking names such as expedition medicine, geographic medicine, tropical medicine, international health, polar medicine, international telemedicine, field medicine, and military medicine.
Barnes is board certified in internal medicine, infectious disease medicine and hyperbaric medicine, and he specializes in travel medicine and in the care of chronic infections, HIV and viral hepatitis.
If the pilot scheme, in conjunction with the Department of Infection and Travel Medicine, is successful it is hoped the test will be provided at other locations in the community.
The stark warning was issued yesterday by the Irish Society of Travel Medicine as it revealed that only 15 per cent of holiday-makers to dangerous destinations take the necessary medical precautions.
Dr Abu Khattab, who is a consultant specialising in Communicable Diseases and Travel Medicine, explained that although most travellers who become sick will experience only mild illness, it is important for residents to be vigilant and to monitor their health.
Dr Mohamed Abu Khattab, communicable diseases and travel medicine consultant at HMC, has advised residents who plan to travel in the coming weeks to visit the Travel Clinic at HMC's Communicable Diseases Center, or any health centre which provides travel medicine services.
Vernon based travelers now the benefit to book one-on-one consultation with travel medicine pharmacist Kirsten Bangen at the store in the Vernon Square mall and for the safe and healthy trip, an appointment six to eight weeks before departure can aid educate and prepare patients.
Their services are comprehensive, and include digital x-rays, EKG's, diagnostic ultrasounds, lab testing, a wide array of physical exams, immunizations, vaccines, physical therapy, occupational medicine, travel medicine and selected primary care services.