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:

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


Main article: Medicine



Main article: History of medicine

General concepts[edit]

Illness (diseases and disorders)[edit]


Main article: List of drugs

Medical jargon[edit]

Medical abbreviations and acronyms[edit]

Medical glossaries[edit]

Medical publications[edit]

Persons influential in medicine[edit]

Scholars in medicine[edit]

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

Pioneers in medicine[edit]

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