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Types of Medicine

  • Alternative Medicine. Alternative medicinal methods like aromatherapy, medicated oils, gems, etc.

  • Anatomy. Study of the physical structure of organisms. In contrast to macroscopic or gross anatomy, cytology and histology are concerned with microscopic structures.

  • Biochemistry. Study of the chemistry taking place in living organisms, especially the structure and function of their chemical components.

  • Biomechanics. Study of the structure and function of biological systems such as humans, animals, plants, organs, and cells by means of the methods of mechanics

  • Biophysics. An interdisciplinary science using methods of physical science to study biological systems.

  • Cytology. (aka Cell Biology) Study of cells' physiological properties, structure, organelles, environmental interactions, life cycles, division, and death.

  • Embryology. Study of an organism's early embryonic development from fertilization of the ovum to the fetus stage.

  • Endocrinology. Study of hormones and their effect throughout the body of animals.

  • Epidemiology. Study of the demographics of disease processes through a population including outbreak investigation, disease surveillance and screening, biomonitoring, and comparisons of treatment effects such as in clinical trials.

  • Genetics. Study of genes, and their role in biological inheritance, and variation in living organisms.

  • Histology. Study of the structures of biological tissues by light microscopy, electron microscopy, and immunohistochemistry.

  • Immunology. Study of the immune systems of all organisms.

Medicine Topics

  • Biostatistics. (aka Biometry, Biometrics) The application of statistics to the design of biological experiments, and the collection, summarization, and analysis of data from those experiments; and the interpretation of, and inference from, the results.

  • Doctors. Professionals licensed to practice medicine such as physicians, surgeons, dentists, and veterinarians.