Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «M»:
Medicine, adoption: Medicine for the adopted child, including pre-adoption counseling and evaluation based on a child's medical records as well as post-adoption consultations and, often, primary care of the adopted child.
The field of adoption medicine began to emerge toward the end of the 20th cent...
Medicine, Chinese: See: Traditional Chinese medicine....
Medicine, family: Also called family practice. The medical specialty which provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is the specialty in breadth which integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family practice encompasses all ...
Medicine, forensic: See: Forensic medicine....
Medicine, geriatric: The branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in older people and the problems specific to aging. Also called geriatrics.
From the Greek "geron" meaning "old man" + "iatreia" meaning "the treatment of disease."....
Medicine, homeopathic: See: Homeopathy....
Medicine, legal: See: Legal medicine....
Medicine, naturopathic: See: Naturopathy....
Medicine, nuclear: See: Nuclear medicine....
Medicine, occupational: The field of medicine encompassing diseases due to factors in the occupation of people.
Occupational medicine was founded by the Italian physician Bernardino Ramazzini (1633-1714). His De Morbis Artificium (On Artificially Caused Diseases) published in 1700 was the first sys...
Medicine, transfusion: Blood transfusion and blood conservation are the complementary activities that constitute the clinical arena of transfusion medicine.
Blood transfusion is the transfer of blood or blood products from one person (the donor) into another person's (the recipient's) bloodstream. I...
A branch of medicine that specializes in diseases and conditions that are acquired during travel. Travelers to different countries should be aware of the potential for acquiring diseases and injury which are not common in their own country. Immunizations, preventative medications, ...
Medicins Sans Frontieres
Medicins Sans Frontieres: A group which sends physicians and other health workers to some of the most destitute and dangerous parts of the world and encourages them not only to care for people, but also to condemn the injustices they encounter. The 1999 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Doctors Witho...
Medifast diet: The Medifast diet is a low-fat, low-calorie weight loss plan based upon the consumption of specific foods and beverages developed and sold by the Medifast company. The diet plan includes shakes, bars, puddings, soups, oatmeal, hot cocoa, and cappucino. Medifast products contain an app...
Medigap: Health insurance in the US that is intended to supplement Medicare benefits and presumably to fill the gaps in healthcare coverage. See: Medigap policy...