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A Health Encyclopedia is a comprehensive written compendium that provides detailed information on health, diseases, medical conditions, treatments, medical procedures, and aspects of wellness. It aims to be a reliable resource for both medical professionals and the general public to understand health-related topics.

Overview[edit | edit source]

A health encyclopedia offers in-depth details on the wide array of topics related to health, including anatomy, diseases, medications, and medical procedures. It is designed to assist individuals in gaining a better understanding of health conditions and medical terms.

Content[edit | edit source]

The encyclopedia is divided into various sections, each focusing on specific areas of health and medicine:

Diseases and Conditions[edit | edit source]

Information on a broad range of diseases and disorders, their symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Treatments and Procedures[edit | edit source]

Detailed descriptions of medical treatments and surgical procedures.

Human Anatomy and Physiology[edit | edit source]

Explains the structure of the human body and its functions.

Nutrition and Wellness[edit | edit source]

Covers nutritional information and wellness practices.

Preventive Medicine[edit | edit source]

Focuses on disease prevention and health promotion.

Specialties in Medicine[edit | edit source]

An overview of various medical specialties.

Healthcare Systems[edit | edit source]

Information on healthcare delivery systems, insurance, and patient care.

Use[edit | edit source]

The health encyclopedia serves several purposes:

  • Educational resource for medical students and professionals.
  • Reference guide for individuals seeking to understand health-related issues.
  • Tool for preventive health care and wellness promotion.

Development and Maintenance[edit | edit source]

Health encyclopedias are usually developed by medical experts and updated regularly to include the latest medical research and health guidelines.

Access[edit | edit source]

Many health encyclopedias are available online, providing easy access to up-to-date health information. Some are available in print or as mobile applications.

The Core Philosophy of WikiMD[edit | edit source]

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Healthy herbs

At the heart of WikiMD's mission is the belief that prevention is better than cure. With this in mind, the encyclopedia dedicates substantial resources to topics such as wellness, nutrition, diet, and weight loss. As an extensive health reference, it covers an array of subjects that span health, wellness, and healthcare. The coverage extends over various diseases, health conditions, treatments, medications, and nutrition, as well as insights into maintaining good health, strategies for prevention, and managing illness.

Who Can Benefit from WikiMD?[edit | edit source]

WikiMD's detailed content, endorsed by healthcare professionals, serves both the medical community and the general public.

For Healthcare Professionals[edit | edit source]

For healthcare providers, WikiMD is a vital resource, keeping them up-to-date with the latest medical discoveries, guidelines, and essential clinical information for better patient care.

For the General Public[edit | edit source]

Laypersons find WikiMD a valuable asset for understanding how to maintain health and prevent disease. It sheds light on the causes and symptoms of various illnesses, treatment options available, and advice for healthy living choices, including diet, exercise, and stress management.

Peer-Reviewed by Medical Professionals[edit | edit source]

WikiMD's health encyclopedia discusses topics from disease risk factors to cutting-edge medical technologies for early detection. Renowned medical experts rigorously review the content for accuracy. The database encompasses detailed information on diseases, medical conditions, diagnostic measures, symptoms, injuries, and surgical procedures. It's crucial, however, to recognize that personal health decisions regarding diagnosis and treatment should always involve a consultation with a licensed physician.

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Healthy food

Scope of Topics in WikiMD[edit | edit source]

  • Anatomy and Physiology: Detailed look into the complex structure and functions of the human body, including various systems.
  • Common Diseases and Conditions: In-depth discussions of widespread health issues, their origins, signs, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  • Nutrition and Diet: Emphasis on the role of nutrition in health, including guidance for particular health conditions and life stages.
  • Fitness and Exercise: Insights into the benefits of regular physical activity, types of exercises, and tips for developing an effective fitness plan.
  • Preventive care: Strategies for maintaining health, including screenings, vaccines, and lifestyle changes for overall well-being.
  • Medical procedures and Treatments: Explanations of common medical procedures, their purposes, and the risks involved.
  • Medications: Information on various drugs, their uses, side effects, and interactions.
  • Emergency and Critical care: Basics of emergency medicine and critical care for managing severe and urgent health conditions.

WikiMD by the Numbers[edit | edit source]

With over 2,146,020 pages, WikiMD is recognized as the largest free medical and wellness encyclopedia available worldwide.

Encyclopedia of health | Dictionary of medicine | Glossary of medicine | Encyclopedia of medicine
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Health is the state of complete physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being.


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AbortionAccidentActivities of daily livingAcupuncture

Advance health care directiveAerobic exercise

AgelessAging and memoryAgingAlcoholismAllergyAlternative medicineAmputationAnaerobic exerciseAnaesthesiaAnatomical pathologyAnatomyAndrologyAnimal-assisted therapyAntibiotic resistanceAppetiteAssisted reproductive technologyAthletic trainingAudiologyAutoimmune diseaseAuxology

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BacteriumBaldnessBasic life supportBinge eating

Biological standard of livingBiomedical researchBiomedical technologyBipolar disorderBirth attendantBirth controlBlood diseasesBlood testBody compositionBody Mass Index (BMI)Brain death

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ChiropracticCognitive therapyCommunity-based rehabilitationCommunity healthComplementary and alternative medicineComplementary medicineConvalescence - COVID-19 portalCryosurgery

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DeathDeficiency disease

DentistryDermatologyDeterminants of healthDetoxificationDevelopmental disabilityDiabetesDiagnosisDiet (nutrition)Diet and obesityDietary supplementDieteticsDietingDigestionDigestive systemDigestive tractDisabilityDisease registryDiseaseDoctor-patient relationshipDysarthriaDyslexia

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Environmental healthEnzymeEpidemicEvidence-based medicineEvidence-based practice

EugenicsExercise equipmentExercise physiologyExercise

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Fad dietFaith healingFamily centered careFamily planningFamineFast foodFertilityFetal alcohol syndromeFolk medicineFood additiveFood allergyFoodFood groupsFood pyramid (nutrition)Food technologyFoodForensic pathology

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Gene therapyGeneral fitness trainingGeneral surgeryGenetic counselingGenetic engineeringGenetically modified organismGeneticsGenome projectGenomeGenomicsGeriatricsGerontologyGynaecology

Mental health
Mental health

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HaematologyHealingHealth care deliveryHealth care systemHealth careHealth economicsHealth educationHealth professionHealth promotionHealth scienceHealthHealthcareHealthy dietHealthy eatingHistory of medicineHolistic healthHome birthHome remedyHomeopathyHomeostasisHormoneHospiceHospitalHuman anatomyHygiene

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IllnessImmortalityImmunity (medical)ImmunologyInfectious diseasesInfertilityInflammationInjuryInternal medicine

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LifeLife expectancyLife extensionLongevity

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MacronutrientMale infertilityMalnutritionMedical cannabisMedical case managementMedical devicesMedical historyMedical imagingMedical schoolMedical sociologyMedical technology

MedicationMedicineMegadoseMegavitamin therapy

Mental disorderMental healthMental retardation - MERSMetabolismMeteoropathyMicrobiologyMicronutrientMidwiferyMiscarriageMortality rateMultivitaminMutation

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GI doctor

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NanomedicineNanotechnologyNaturopathic medicineNeurologyNeuroscienceNeurosurgeryNuclear medicineNurseNursing schoolNursingNutrientNutritionNutritional supplementNutritionist

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ObesityObstetrics and GynecologyObstetricsOccupational hygieneOccupational medicineOccupational safety and healthOccupational therapyOld ageOncologyOnline pharmacyOphthalmologyOptometryOral hygieneOrgan transplantOrganismOrthopaedicsOsteopathyOver-the-counter drugOverweight

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Palliative careParamedicPathogenPathologyPediatrics

Pharmaceutical care

PharmacologyPharmacyPhysical educationPhysical examinationPhysical exercisePhysical fitnessPhysical therapyPhysicianPlastic surgeryPopulation healthPregnancy

Prenatal carePrescription drugsPreventive medicinePrimary carePrimary health carePsychiatryPsychoanalysisPsychotherapyPublic health

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Quality of Life (Healthcare)

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RadiologyRare diseaseReproductive medicineRheumatology

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STD testingSafe sexSanitationSaturated fatSelf-healingSelf-medicationSenilitySex educationSexual dysfunctionSexual health

Sleep deprivationSleep hygieneSleepSocial medicineSpecial needsSports medicineSurgerySurvivabilitySymptom

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ToxicityToxicologyToxinTrans fatTrauma surgery

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Universal design

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VaccineVegetarianismVirusVitaminVulvovaginal health

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Weight lossWellness (alternative medicine)WellnessWomen's healthWorld Health Organization

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Medicine - Specialties and subspecialties

Cardiac surgery - Cardiothoracic surgery - Colorectal surgery - Ophthalmology - General surgery - Neurosurgery - Oral and maxillofacial surgery - Orthopedic surgery - Hand surgery - Otolaryngology - ENT - Pediatric surgery - Plastic surgery - Reproductive surgery - Surgical oncology - Transplant surgery - Trauma surgery - Urology - Andrology - Vascular surgery

Medicine Internal medicine - Allergy / Immunology - Angiology - Cardiology - Endocrinology - Gastroenterology - Hepatology - Geriatrics - Hematology - Hospital medicine - Infectious disease - Nephrology - Oncology - Pulmonology - Rheumatology
Obstetrics and gynaecology Gynaecology - Gynecologic oncology - Maternal–fetal medicine - Obstetrics - Reproductive endocrinology and infertility - Urogynecology
Diagnostic Radiology - Interventional radiology - Nuclear medicine - Pathology - Anatomical - Clinical pathology - Clinical chemistry - Cytopathology - Medical microbiology - Transfusion medicine
Other specialties Addiction medicine - Adolescent medicine - Anesthesiology - Dermatology - Disaster medicine - Diving medicine - Emergency medicine - Mass gathering medicine - Family medicine - General practice - Hospital medicine - Intensive care medicine - Medical genetics - Narcology - Neurology - Clinical neurophysiology - Occupational medicine - Ophthalmology - Oral medicine - Pain management - Palliative care - Pediatrics - Neonatology - Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) - Preventive medicine - Psychiatry -Addiction psychiatry - Radiation oncology - Reproductive medicine - Sexual medicine - Sleep medicine - Sports medicine - Transplantation medicine - Tropical medicine - Travel medicine - Venereology
Medical education Medical school - USMLE - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - Bachelor of Medical Sciences - Master of Medicine - Master of Surgery - Doctor of Medicine - Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine - Alternative medicine - Allied health - Dentistry - Podiatry - Pharmacy - Physiotherapy - Molecular oncology - Nanomedicine - Personalized medicine - Public health - Rural health - Therapy - Traditional medicine - Veterinary medicine - Physician - Chief physician - History of medicine
Misc. topics Health topics A-Z - Rare diseases - Drugs - Diet - Medicine portal - First Aid - Glossary of medicine - Health insurance - Glossary of health topics - Drug classes - Medicines - Dentistry portal - Pharmacology and Medications-Medications portal - Pharmacology portal - Psychiatry portal

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