The science devoted to the comparative study of man.
The comparative science dealing with the physical characteristics of humans as related to their origin, evolution, and development in the total environment.
Field of social science that is concerned with differences between human groups as related to health status and beliefs.
It is the study of social phenomena which characterize the learned, shared, and transmitted social activities of particular ethnic groups with focus on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability.
Scientific study of human skeletal remains with the express purpose of identification. This includes establishing individual identity, trauma analysis, facial reconstruction, photographic superimposition, determination of time interval since death, and crime-scene recovery. Forensic anthropologists do not certify cause of death but provide data to assist in determination of probable cause. This is a branch of the field of physical anthropology and qualified individuals are certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. (From Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1992 Jun;13(2):146)
Validation of the sex of an individual by means of the bones of the SKELETON. It is most commonly based on the appearance of the PELVIS; SKULL; STERNUM; and/or long bones.
The application of dental knowledge to questions of law.
The continuous developmental process of a culture from simple to complex forms and from homogeneous to heterogeneous qualities.
The biological science concerned with the life-supporting properties, functions, and processes of living organisms or their parts.
Programs of study which span the traditional boundaries of academic scholarship.
The scientific disciplines concerned with the embryology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, etc., of the nervous system.
A social science dealing with group relationships, patterns of collective behavior, and social organization.
The application of scientific knowledge to practical purposes in any field. It includes methods, techniques, and instrumentation.
Individuals or groups, excluded from participation in the economic, social, and political activities of membership in a community.
A collective expression for all behavior patterns acquired and socially transmitted through symbols. Culture includes customs, traditions, and language.
Time period from 1801 through 1900 of the common era.
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
Time period from 2001 through 2100 of the common era.
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
Clusters of topics that fall within the domain of BIOETHICS, the field of study concerned with value questions that arise in biomedicine and health care delivery.
The study of animals - their morphology, growth, distribution, classification, and behavior.
A branch of applied ethics that studies the value implications of practices and developments in life sciences, medicine, and health care.
Graphic representations, especially of the face, of real persons, usually posed, living or dead. (From Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II, p540, 1995)
The misinterpretation of a real external, sensory experience.
The art, technique, or business of producing motion pictures for entertainment, propaganda, or instruction.
An illusion of vision usually affecting spatial relations.
Facilities for the performance of services related to dental treatment but not done directly in the patient's mouth.
Specialized hospital facilities which provide intensive care for burn patients.
The genetic process of crossbreeding between genetically dissimilar parents to produce a hybrid.
The discipline studying genetic composition of populations and effects of factors such as GENETIC SELECTION, population size, MUTATION, migration, and GENETIC DRIFT on the frequencies of various GENOTYPES and PHENOTYPES using a variety of GENETIC TECHNIQUES.
A phenotypically recognizable genetic trait which can be used to identify a genetic locus, a linkage group, or a recombination event.
A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.
Raised area at the infundibular region of the HYPOTHALAMUS at the floor of the BRAIN, ventral to the THIRD VENTRICLE and adjacent to the ARCUATE NUCLEUS OF HYPOTHALAMUS. It contains the terminals of hypothalamic neurons and the capillary network of hypophyseal portal system, thus serving as a neuroendocrine link between the brain and the PITUITARY GLAND.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
Therapeutic modalities frequently used in PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALTY by PHYSICAL THERAPISTS or physiotherapists to promote, maintain, or restore the physical and physiological well-being of an individual.
Using an INTERNET based personal journal which may consist of reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks.
Protective places of employment for disabled persons which provide training and employment on a temporary or permanent basis.