Medicine is the branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining or restoring humanhealth through the study, diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. It is both an area of knowledge — a science of bodysystems, their diseases and treatment — and the applied practice — an art or craft — of that knowledge. However, medicine often refers more specifically to matters dealt with by physicians and surgeons.
Most chemical tests for pregnancy look for the presence of the beta subunit of hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin in the blood or urine. hCG can be detected in urine or blood after implantation, which occurs six to twelve days after fertilization.
"Our diseases are so old fashioned, they can't keep up with the new medicines." Leonid S. Sukhorukov
"Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician." Matthew Prior
"I firmly believe that if the whole material medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be better for mankind -and all the worse for the fishes.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.