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transplantation, medical

(Encyclopedia)transplantation, medical, surgical procedure by which a tissue or organ is removed and replaced by a corresponding part, usually from another part of the body or from another individual. A life-saving...

medical jurisprudence

(Encyclopedia)medical jurisprudence or forensic medicine, the application of medical science to legal problems. It is typically involved in cases concerning blood relationship, mental illness, injury, or death resu...

homograft

(Encyclopedia)homograft: see transplantation, medical. ...

allograft

(Encyclopedia)allograft: see transplantation, medical. ...

autograft

(Encyclopedia)autograft: see transplantation, medical. ...

organ transplant

(Encyclopedia)organ transplant: see transplantation, medical. ...

graft

(Encyclopedia)graft, in surgery: see transplantation, medical. ...

American Medical Association

(Encyclopedia)American Medical Association (AMA), professional physicians' organization (founded 1847). Its goals are to protect the interests of American physicians, advance public health, and support the growth o...

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