Insurance against loss resulting from liability for injury or damage to the persons or property of others.
Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.
Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Coverage by contract whereby one part indemnifies or guarantees another against loss by a specified contingency.
Violation of laws, regulations, or professional standards.
Living facilities for humans.
A mitosporic fungal genus including one species which forms a toxin in moldy hay that may cause a serious illness in horses.
Decisions made by the United States Supreme Court.
Legal guarantee protecting the individual from attack on personal liberties, right to fair trial, right to vote, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. (from accessed 1/31/2003)
The science or philosophy of law. Also, the application of the principles of law and justice to health and medicine.
The kind of action or activity proper to the judiciary, particularly its responsibility for decision making.
Payment, or other means of making amends, for a wrong or injury.
Presentation of pertinent data by one with special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject.
A condition characterized by the presence of RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS associated with a specific form of pneumoconiosis, often in coal miners and asbestos workers.
Hospitals designed or used to isolate or quarantine persons with communicable diseases.
A branch of applied ethics that studies the value implications of practices and developments in life sciences, medicine, and health care.
Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)
A highly contagious infectious disease caused by MORBILLIVIRUS, common among children but also seen in the nonimmune of any age, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and multiplies in the epithelial cells, spreading throughout the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM.
Laws and regulations pertaining to devices used in medicine, proposed for enactment, or enacted by a legislative body.
Organized efforts to insure obedience to the laws of a community.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Suspensions of killed or attenuated microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa), antigenic proteins, synthetic constructs, or other bio-molecular derivatives, administered for the prevention, amelioration, or treatment of infectious and other diseases.
Disorders that result from the intended use of PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS. Included in this heading are a broad variety of chemically-induced adverse conditions due to toxicity, DRUG INTERACTIONS, and metabolic effects of pharmaceuticals.
Preclinical testing of drugs in experimental animals or in vitro for their biological and toxic effects and potential clinical applications.
Vaccines in which the infectious microbial nucleic acid components have been destroyed by chemical or physical treatment (e.g., formalin, beta-propiolactone, gamma radiation) without affecting the antigenicity or immunogenicity of the viral coat or bacterial outer membrane proteins.
Two or more vaccines in a single dosage form.
Suspensions of attenuated or killed viruses administered for the prevention or treatment of infectious viral disease.
Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
The field of knowledge, theory, and technology dealing with the collection of facts and figures, and the processes and methods involved in their manipulation, storage, dissemination, publication, and retrieval. It includes the fields of COMMUNICATION; PUBLISHING; LIBRARY SCIENCE; and informatics.
Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.
Study of the principles and practices of library administration and services.
The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.
Architecture, exterior and interior design, and construction of facilities other than hospitals, e.g., dental schools, medical schools, ambulatory care clinics, and specified units of health care facilities. The concept also includes architecture, design, and construction of specialized contained, controlled, or closed research environments including those of space labs and stations.
The art and science of designing buildings and structures. More generally, it is the design of the total built environment, including town planning, urban design, and landscape architecture.
The planning of the furnishings and decorations of an architectural interior.
The largest of the TARSAL BONES which is situated at the lower and back part of the FOOT, forming the HEEL.