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Descriptor English: Medicine
Descriptor Spanish: Medicina
Descriptor Portuguese: Medicina
Descriptor 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
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008511
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
Entry Combination: economics:Economics, Medical
education:Education, Medical
history:History of Medicine
legislation & jurisprudence:Legislation, Medical
ethics:Ethics, Medical
Public MeSH Note: 1963; for SPECIALTIES, MEDICAL see SPECIALTIES, MEDICAL 1968-2009
History Note: 1963
Related: Economics, Medical MeSH
Education, Medical MeSH
History of Medicine MeSH
Legislation, Medical MeSH
DeCS ID: 8678
Unique ID: D008511
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
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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