biomedicine

Definition / meaning of biomedicine

A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Also called allopathic medicine, conventional medicine, mainstream medicine, orthodox medicine, and Western medicine.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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