All of the divisions of the natural sciences dealing with the various aspects of the phenomena of life and vital processes. The concept includes anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and biophysics, and the biology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. It should be differentiated from BIOLOGY, one of its subdivisions, concerned specifically with the origin and life processes of living organisms.
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.
Medicine and Health are interdisciplinary. See especially: Medicine and Health, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics and Probability.
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