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Medicine
Medicine
Medicine
is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medicine
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.[1] Medicine
Medicine
has existed for thousands of years, during most of which it was an art (an area of skill and knowledge) frequently having connections to the religious and philosophical beliefs of local culture
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Sir Luke Fildes
Sir Samuel Luke Fildes
Luke Fildes
KCVO RA (3 October 1843 – 28 February 1927) was an English painter and illustrator born in Liverpool
Liverpool
and trained at the South Kensington
Kensington
and Royal Academy
Royal Academy
schools. He was the grandson of the political activist Mary Fildes. Illustrator[edit] At the age of seventeen Fildes became a student at the Warrington School of Art. Fildes moved to the South Kensington
Kensington
Art School where he met Hubert von Herkomer
Hubert von Herkomer
and Frank Holl. All three men became influenced by the work of Frederick Walker, the leader of the social realist movement in Britain. Fildes shared his grandmother's concern for the poor and in 1869 joined the staff of The Graphic
The Graphic
newspaper, an illustrated weekly began and edited by the social reformer, William Luson Thomas
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American English
American English
American English
(AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US),[3] sometimes called United States
United States
English or U.S. English,[4][5] is the set of dialects of the English language
English language
native to the United States
United States
of America.[6] English is the most widely spoken language in the United States
United States
and is the common language used by the federal government, to the extent that all laws and compulsory education are practiced in English
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Greek God
The following is a list of gods, goddesses and many other divine and semi-divine figures from Ancient Greek mythology
Greek mythology
and Ancient Greek religion. (The list does not include creatures; for these, see List of Greek mythological creatures.)Contents1 Immortals1.1 Major gods and goddesses 1.2 Primordial deities 1.3 Titans and Titanesses 1.4 Gigantes
Gigantes
and other "giants"1.4.1 Gigantes 1.4.2 Other "giants"1.5 Personified concepts 1.6 Chthonic
Chthonic
deities 1.7 Sea deities 1.8 Sky deities 1.9 Rustic deities 1.10 Agricultural deities 1.11 Health
Health
deities 1.12 Other deities2 Mortals2.1 Deified mortals 2.2 Heroes 2.3 Notable women 2.4 Kings 2.5 Seers/oracles 2.6 Amazons 2.7 Inmates of Tartarus 2.8 Minor figures3 See also 4 References 5 External linksImmortals[edit] The Greeks created images of their deities for many purposes
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British English
British English
British English
is the standard dialect of English language
English language
as spoken and written in the United Kingdom.[3] Variations exist in formal, written English in the United Kingdom. For example, the adjective wee is almost exclusively used in parts of Scotland
Scotland
and Ireland, and occasionally Yorkshire, whereas little is predominant elsewhere. Nevertheless, there is a meaningful degree of uniformity in written English within the United Kingdom, and this could be described by the term British English. The forms of spoken English, however, vary considerably more than in most other areas of the world where English is spoken,[4] so a uniform concept of British English
British English
is more difficult to apply to the spoken language
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Splint (medicine)
A splint is a device used for support or immobilization of a limb or the spine. It can be used in multiple situations, including temporary immobilization of potentially broken bones or damaged joints and support for joints during activity.Contents1 Description 2 Uses 3 Commonly used splints 4 Origins 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksDescription[edit] A "splint" in considered Non-circumferential whereas a "cast" is considered circumferential. A physician must decide the proper treatment, for a particular injury, to promote healing as well as know the benefits and risks. A splint can be used for certain fractures, soft tissue sprains or tendon injuries, or injuries awaiting orthopedic treatment
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Umbrella Term
An umbrella term is a word or phrase that covers a wide range of concepts belonging to a common category. For example, cryptology is an umbrella term that encompasses cryptography and cryptanalysis, among other fields. Similarly, an umbrella organization is a central and coordinating body representing a number of smaller, separate bodies. A blanket term is a closely related word or phrase that is used to describe multiple groups of related things. The degree of relation may vary or have a minimal relationship, but blanket terms often trade specificity for ease of use
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Latin
Latin
Latin
(Latin: lingua latīna, IPA: [ˈlɪŋɡʷa laˈtiːna]) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. The Latin alphabet
Latin alphabet
is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets, and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet. Latin
Latin
was originally spoken in Latium, in the Italian Peninsula.[3] Through the power of the Roman Republic, it became the dominant language, initially in Italy and subsequently throughout the Roman Empire. Vulgar Latin
Vulgar Latin
developed into the Romance languages, such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Romanian. Latin, Greek and French have contributed many words to the English language
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Medical Technology
Health technology
Health technology
is defined by the World Health Organization
World Health Organization
as the application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives.[1] This includes the pharmaceuticals, devices, procedures and organizational systems used in health care.[2]Contents1 Medical technology 2 Education: 3 Privacy of health data 4 Allied professions 5 Technology Testing 6 Types of Technology 7 Monitoring one's health 8 Careers 9 Companies 10 See also 11 ReferencesMedical technology[edit] Medical technology, or medtech, encompasses a wide range of healthcare products and is used to treat diseases or medical conditions affecting humans
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Philosophy
Philosophy
Philosophy
(from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom"[1][2][3][4]) is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.[5][6] The term was probably coined by Pythagoras
Pythagoras
(c. 570–495 BCE)
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Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical sciences
Biomedical sciences
are a set of applied sciences applying portions of natural science or formal science, or both, to knowledge, interventions, or technology that are of use in healthcare or public health.[1] Such disciplines as medical microbiology, clinical virology, clinical epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, and biomedical engineering are medical sciences
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Therapy
Therapy
Therapy
(often abbreviated tx, Tx, or Tx) is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a diagnosis. In the medical field, it is usually synonymous with treatment (also abbreviated tx or Tx). Among psychologists and other mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, counselors, and clinical social workers, the term may refer specifically to psychotherapy (sometimes dubbed 'talking therapy')
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Applied Science
Applied science
Applied science
is a discipline of science that applies existing scientific knowledge to develop more practical applications, like technology or inventions. Within natural science, disciplines that are basic science, also called pure science, develop basic information to predict and perhaps explain and understand phenomena in the natural world. Applied science is the use of scientific processes and knowledge as the means to achieve a particular practical or useful result. This includes a broad range of applied science related fields from engineering, business, medicine to early childhood education. Applied science
Applied science
can also apply formal science, such as statistics and probability theory, as in epidemiology
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Diagnosis
Diagnosis
Diagnosis
is the identification of the nature and cause of a certain phenomenon. Diagnosis
Diagnosis
is used in many different disciplines with variations in the use of logic, analytics, and experience to determine "cause and effect"
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Prayer
Prayer
Prayer
(from the Latin
Latin
precari "to ask earnestly, beg, entreat")[2] is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with an object of worship through deliberate communication. Prayer
Prayer
can be a form of religious practice, may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words, song or complete silence. When language is used, prayer may take the form of a hymn, incantation, formal creedal statement, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person. There are different forms of prayer such as petitionary prayer, prayers of supplication, thanksgiving, and praise. Prayer
Prayer
may be directed towards a deity, spirit, deceased person, or lofty idea, for the purpose of worshipping, requesting guidance, requesting assistance, confessing transgressions (sins) or to express one's thoughts and emotions
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Cytology
Cytology
Cytology
(from Greek κύτος, kytos, "a hollow";[1] and -λογία, -logia) is the study of cells.[2] Cytology
Cytology
is the branch of life science that deals with the study of cells in terms of structure, function and chemistry
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