Outline of medicine

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The Rod of Asclepius, a symbol commonly associated with medicine

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

Medicinescience of healing. It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.


Branches of medicine[edit]

History of medicine[edit]

History of medicine

Medical biology[edit]

Medical biology

Fields of medical biology[edit]

Illness (diseases and disorders)[edit]

Medical practice[edit]

Practice of medicine



Medical equipment[edit]

Medical equipment

Medical facilities[edit]

Medical education[edit]

Medical education – education related to the practice of being a medical practitioner; either the initial training to become a physician, additional training thereafter, and fellowship.

Medical research[edit]

Medical research

Medical jargon[edit]

Medical terminology

Medical abbreviations and acronyms[edit]

Medical glossaries[edit]

Medical organizations[edit]

Government agencies[edit]

Medical publications[edit]

Persons influential in medicine[edit]

Medical scholars[edit]

An Arabic manuscript, dated 1200 CE, titled Anatomy of the Eye, authored by al-Mutadibih.

Pioneers in medicine[edit]

General concepts in medicine[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]