Medical Science involves the study of both theory and practice of medicines, with a special emphasis on diagnosis, therapy and prevention of diseases. Medical practice involves a variety of methods applied to detect, prevent, cure and relive plant, animal and human from the illness.
Medicine is a vast field as a science with several sub sects or disciplines. While biomedical technology offers the humanity with the necessary devices to detect and diagnose the diseases. Biomedical sciences, biomedical research and genetics contribute to the vast body of knowledge that helps in the understanding of the cause and consequences of diseases and their symptoms. The diseases thus detected can be cured with the help of drugs or other therapeutic solutions like surgery. Medical sciences thus involves biological, physiological, psychological and behavioral aspects of the organism that demands constant research to overcome, prevent and rehabilitate the Medical sciences as a body of knowledge is one of the oldest sciences on the earth that evolved over centuries as observations and practices that has roots in folk, religion, society and culture. While modern medical procedures with its latest advancements offer drugs, including delivery and effective distribution of the same to attain effective outcome, alternate medical knowledge with affordable techniques of the nature like ‘Ayurveda’ and acupuncture offer alternative medical sciences and techniques that are indigenous to the societies.
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