AskDefine | Define biomedicine

Dictionary Definition

biomedicine

Noun

1 the branch of medical science that applies biological and physiological principles to clinical practice
2 the branch of medical science that studies the ability of organisms to withstand environmental stress (as in space travel)

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English

Noun

  1. The application of biology and physiology to clinical medicine
  2. The branch of medicine that studies the effects of environmental stress on organisms (most often in space travel)

Extensive Definition

Biomedicine, also known as theoretical medicine, is a term that comprises the knowledge and research which is more or less in common to the fields of human medicine, veterinary medicine, odontology and fundamental biosciences such as biochemistry, chemistry, biology, histology, genetics, embriology, anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomedical engineering, zoology, botanics and microbiology.
Biomedicine is usually not concerned with the practice of medicine as much as it is with the theory, knowledge and research of it; its results render possible new drugs and a deeper, molecular understanding of the mechanisms underlying disease, and thus lays the foundation of all medical application, diagnosis and treatment.
biomedicine in Spanish: Biomedicina
biomedicine in Malay (macrolanguage): Bioperubatan
biomedicine in Portuguese: Biomedicina
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