Medicine is that the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medicine encompasses a spread of health care practices evolved to take care of 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 stop injury and disease, typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and radiation , amongst others.
- Subdisciplines of internal medicine
- Importance of telemedicine