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Descriptor in English: Medicine
Descriptor in Spanish: Medicina
Descriptor in Portuguese: Medicina
Descriptor in French: Médecine
Entry term(s): Medical Specialities
Medical Speciality
Medical Specialties
Medical Specialty
Specialities, Medical
Speciality, Medical
Specialties, Medical
Specialty, Medical
Tree number(s): H02.403
SH1.020.020.040.010
Scope note: The art and science of studying, performing research on, preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as the maintenance of health.
Annotation: medicine only as a field, profession or discipline: differentiate from DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE where the patient is emphasized; very general; it is divided broadly into experimental medicine ( = BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH) & CLINICAL MEDICINE, a specialty devoted to the diagnosis & management of human patients; / legislation & jurisprudence = LEGISLATION, MEDICAL or JURISPRUDENCE or FORENSIC MEDICINE; LEGAL MEDICINE see FORENSIC MEDICINE is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
IS instrumentation
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 1963
See also the descriptors: Economics, Medical MeSH
Education, Medical MeSH
History of Medicine MeSH
Legislation, Medical MeSH
DeCS UI: 8678
Descriptor UI: D008511
Date Established: 1963/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Medicine - Preferred
Concept UI M0013251
Scope note The art and science of studying, performing research on, preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease, as well as the maintenance of health.
Preferred term Medicine
Specialties, Medical - Narrower
Concept UI M0020217
Scope note Various branches of medical practice limited to specialized areas.
Preferred term Specialties, Medical
Entry term(s) Medical Specialities
Medical Speciality
Medical Specialties
Medical Specialty
Specialities, Medical
Speciality, Medical
Specialty, Medical



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