Outline of health

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to health:

Health – functional and metabolic efficiency of an organism. It is the ability to live long, function well (physically and mentally), and prosper.

Essence of personal health[edit]

  • Homeostasis – property of a system in which variables are regulated so that internal conditions remain stable and relatively constant. Examples of homeostasis include the regulation of temperature and the balance between acidity and alkalinity (pH).
  • Immunity– Maternal passive immunity is a type of naturally acquired passive immunity, and refers to antibody-mediated immunity conveyed to a fetus by its mother during pregnancy.
  • Life – characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes (such as signaling and self-sustaining processes) from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased (death), or because they lack such functions and are classified as inanimate.
  • Mental health – A level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment"
  • Physical fitness – a state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities.
  • Survivability of the individual
  • Wellness – Wellness is generally used to mean a state beyond absence of illness but rather aims to optimize well-being.

Reproductive health[edit]

Reproductive health

Poor health[edit]


Absence of health[edit]

  • Death – termination of all biological functions that sustain a living organism.

Health maintenance[edit]

Personal health maintenance[edit]


Health maintenance of the masses[edit]

Health care

Health care industry[edit]

Health care industry

Public health[edit]

Public health

Health science[edit]

Health science

History of health[edit]

Health education[edit]

Medical education[edit]

Health professionals[edit]

Medical schools and colleges[edit]


Country specific[edit]

See also[edit]

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