Portal:Medicine

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Medicine is the science and practice of establishing the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease, typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.

Medicine as field of study[edit | edit source]

Medicine is the scientific study and clinical practice of diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and injuries. It comprises a wide range of disciplines, including internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and psychiatry, among many others, and is a profession that is always evolving and diversified.

Branches of medicine[edit | edit source]

The primary branches of medicine are the basic sciences and the clinical sciences.

Basic sciences[edit | edit source]

Anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and immunology are the basis of medical knowledge and are included in the basic sciences. This information is crucial for comprehending illness mechanisms and developing new remedies.

Clinical sciences[edit | edit source]

]]Clinical sciences]], on the other hand, are concerned with the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of fundamental scientific knowledge. This encompasses internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, as well as obstetrics and gynecology.

Online textbook of medicine[edit | edit source]

WikiMD's free online textbook of medicine covers topics such as anatomy, physiology, neurology, pharmacology, pathology, surgery, radiology, epidemiology, and many other subjects. Each chapter would provide detailed information on the specific topic and include illustrations, diagrams, and case studies to help students understand and apply the material.

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Medicine portal[edit | edit source]

WikiMD's medicine portal includes;

  • News and updates on the latest medical research and advancements
  • Educational resources, such as articles, videos, and interactive modules
  • Professional development opportunities, such as continuing medical education (CME) courses and webinars
  • Drug and treatment databases, including information on indications, side effects, and contraindications
  • Medical calculators and decision support tools
  • Clinical practice guidelines and protocols
  • Patient education materials and resources
  • A directory of healthcare providers and facilities

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