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Medical Definition: One of the biological sciences concerned with the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of animals, plants, and microorganisms.
Guide Notes: SPEC; do not confuse with BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES which includes all the life sciences; DF: BIOL
Biology Categories.
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Canadian Medical Guide Definition Computational Biology - A field of biology concerned with the development of techniques for the collection and manipulation of biological data, and the use of such data to make biological discoveries or predictions. This field encompasses all computational methods and theories applicable to MOLECULAR BIOLOGY and areas of computer-based techniques for solving biological problems including manipulation of models and datasets.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Developmental Biology - The field of biology which deals with the process of the growth and differentiation of an organism.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Ecology - The branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their ENVIRONMENT, especially as manifested by natural cycles and rhythms, community development and structure, interactions between different kinds of organisms, geographic distributions, and population alterations. (Webster's, 3d ed)
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Exobiology - The interdisciplinary science that studies evolutionary biology, including the origin and evolution of the major elements required for life, their processing in the interstellar medium and in protostellar systems. This field also includes the study of chemical evolution and the subsequent interactions between evolving biota and planetary evolution as well as the field of biology that deals with the study of extraterrestrial life.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Genetics - The branch of science concerned with the means and consequences of transmission and generation of the components of biological inheritance. (Stedman, 26th ed)
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Laboratory Animal Science - The science and technology dealing with the procurement, breeding, care, health, and selection of animals used in biomedical research and testing.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Marine Biology
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Microbiology - The study of microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, algae, archaea, and viruses.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Natural History - A former branch of knowledge embracing the study, description, and classification of natural objects (as animals, plants, and minerals) and thus including the modern sciences of zoology, botany, and mineralogy insofar as they existed at that time. In the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries it was much used for the generalized pursuit of certain areas of science. (Webster, 3d ed; from Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
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Canadian Medical Guide Definition Photobiology - The branch of biology dealing with the effect of light on organisms.
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Radiobiology - Study of the scientific principles, mechanisms, and effects of the interaction of ionizing radiation with living matter. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Canadian Medical Guide Definition Zoology

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