The branch of the law that deals with the application of law to medicine or, conversely, the application of medical science to legal problems. Medical jurisprudence may be involved in cases concerning genetic relationships (eg, paternity testing) or injury or death resulting from violence. An autopsy may be done to help determine the agent of death (eg, a gun shot, poison) and how long the person has been dead.. Forensic medicine is also important in cases involving rape. Modern techniques use such specimens as semen, blood, and hair to identify the body of a victim and to compare the DNA of the criminal to that of the defendant through DNA fingerprinting.
- Medical physics
“For decades, ionizing radiation has been beneficial to human beings in areas ranging from medical diagnosis and therapy to scientific research to generating electrical power. However, when used in large quantities or in unsafe ways, ionizing radiation can harm living organisms. Care must be taken to properly use equipment and to minimize the potential for […]
- Medical prefix
transfusion, transplant, transurethral, transvaginal, etc.
- Medical Research Council
In the United Kingdom (UK) and some Commonwealth countries, MRC stands for the Medical Research Council which serves more or less as the counterpart of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States, at least in playing the important role of funding extramural biomedical research. The MRCs have similarly supported brilliant biomedical research […]
- Medical research resource, ATCC as
Algae & Protozoa Bacteria & Bacteriophages Cultured Cell Lines & Hybridomas Fungi & Yeasts Recombinant DNA Materials Viruses & Virus Antisera Plant Tissue Cultures Culture Derived Products Products for Culture Work. The ATCC does research to improve the propagation, preservation, classification, and characterization of cultures and to develop new and enhanced culture products through in-house […]
- Medical school
A school with a curriculum leading to a medical degree. The mission of every medical school includes medical teaching, research, and patient care. All medical schools share the goal of preparing students in the art and science of medicine, and providing them with the background necessary to enter the period of graduate medical education. The […]