1. The branch of medical science that deals with the ability
of humans to tolerate environmental stresses and variations, as in space travel.
2. The application of the principles of the natural sciences,
especially biology and physiology, to clinical medicine.
||biomedicine - the branch of medical science that applies biological and
physiological principles to clinical practice
[L. medicina (sc. ars), fr. medicinus medical, fr.
medicus: cf. F. médecine. See Medical.]
1. The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of
2. Any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent;
a medication; a medicament; a remedy; physic. By medicine, life
may be prolonged.