the absence of pain. — analgesic, analgetic, adj.
Medicine. diagnosis of a condition on the basis of its resemblance to other conditions.
the use of friction, especially rubbing, in therapy or as a remedy.
the absence of physical sensation. — anesthesiologist, anaesthesiologist, anaesthetist, n. — anesthetic, anaesthetic, n., adj.
the destruction of microorganisms that cause infection. — antiseptic, adj.
the process of preventing the growth or spread of bacteria. — bacteriostat, n. — bacteriostatic, adj.
general physical or mental poor health; weakness or malnutrition.
Medicine. an unhealthy condition, especially an imbalance of physiologic or constitutional elements, often of the blood. Cf. eucrasia. — dyscrasic, dyscratic, adj.
the formation of scar tissue as part of the healing process. — epulotic, adj.
1. Medicine. a normal state of health; good health.
2. physical well-being. Cf. dyscrasia. — eucrasic, eucratic, adj.
a condition of good digestion. — eupeptic, adj.
Current views of health and illness recognize health as more than the absence of disease. Realizing that humans are dynamic beings whose state of health can change from day to day or even from hour to hour, leaders in the health field suggest that it is better to think of each person as being located on a graduated scale or continuous spectrum (continuum) ranging from obvious dire illness through the absence of discernible disease to a state of optimal functioning in every aspect of one’s life. High-level
Health Law: An Overview
Broadly defined, health law includes the law of public health, health care generally, and medical care specifically. Preserving public health is a primary duty of the state. Health regulations and laws are therefore almost all administered at the state level. Many states delegate authority to subordinate governmental agencies such as boards of health. These boards are created by legislative acts.
Federal health law focuses on the activity of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It administers a wide variety of agencies and programs, like providing financial assistance to needy individuals; conducting medical and scientific research; providing health care and advocacy services; and enforcing laws and regulations related to human services. An important part of the HHS are the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversee the Medicare and Medicaid Programs. Their goal is to ensure that elderly and needy individuals receive proper medical
Patient discussion about dentist
Q. Can you get influenza after a dentist visit? I’ve been to the dentist yesterday and I woke up sick. Is it considered mal practice?
A. o..relax..first of all you can get the flu anywhere and anytime. Secondly- it takes more than a day to develop symptoms so yo probably got it from someone else. It’s not mal practice anyway, and stop thinking on how you can get money off your dentist 🙂 here is a Southpark episode about it:
Q. How can I take an ADHD child to a dentist? He is afraid of the dentist and get nervous when he even hears about visiting a dentist. He gets even more active and uncontrollable.
A. My son is 9 w/ ADHD and extreme impulsivity. At 1yr. he was developmental delayed. Dad moved to AZ about 3 yrs. ago & didn’t tell us. Son has
1. any drug or remedy.
2. the art and science of the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
3. the nonsurgical treatment of disease.
aviation medicine the branch of medicine that deals with the physiologic, medical, psychologic, and epidemiologic problems involved in flying.
ayurvedic medicine the traditional medicine of India, done according to Hindu scriptures and making use of plants and other healing materials native to India.
1. the study of disease by direct examination of the living patient.
2. the last two years of the usual curriculum in a medical college.
an institution for the care and treatment of the acutely sick and injured.
day hospital a facility that offers professional health care, such as psychiatric care or rehabilitation services, to individuals who require services but are able to return to their homes overnight.
1. a mental hospital, or section of a hospital, without locked doors or other forms of physical restraint.
2. a hospital to which health care providers who are not staff members may send their own patients and supervise