A hospital is an institution for health care, often but not always providing for longer-term patient stays. All varieties of hospitals -- private, public, military, etc. -- are included in this type.
A physician is a person who practices some type of human biological medicine.
This type is meant for human disease causes. Anything that causes a disease or medical condition can be a disease cause. This includes, but is not limited to, types of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi, and chemical compounds.
A symptom is a sign or indication of the existence of a disease or medical condition. A symptom can be either a sensation, a change in health function or a physical condition which indicates a particular illness or disorder in humans. For more information, please see the Freebase wiki page on Symptom.
This type is for classifications of diseases used in the ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification).
A disease is an abnormal condition of the human body that causes discomfort or impairs bodily functions. This type also includes medical conditions such as injuries, disabilities, disorders, syndromes, etc. that affect the normal functioning of a person, whether physically or mentally. For more information, please see the Freebase wiki page on Disease or medical condition.
A medical test, performed for diagnostic purposes. Typically performed by a licensed medical professional. Includes physical exam.
A manufactured drug form is a specific version of a drug formulation that is manufactured, packaged, labeled, marketed, and made available by a specific organization within a given market, region, or jurisdiction. Typically such manufactured forms are separately labeled and are subject to regulation or other safety and efficacy standards. Note: manufactured drug forms are typically named by the combination of their trade name, dosage strength, and dosage form, for example "Advil 200mg tablet"
A manufacturer, distributor, or marketer of human medical drugs / drug formulations.
The medical treatment type is used for any medical intervention designed to treat and cure human diseases and medical conditions. This type includes both curative and palliative treatments. For more information, please see the Freebase wiki page on medical treatment.
A drug is a chemical substance that has a phyisological effect on an organism. Medicinal, herbal, and illegal drugs can be included in this type. For more information, please see the Freebase wiki page on Drug.
Methods by which a disease or condition may be prevented. For example, a healthy diet is a prevention factor of type 2 diabetes, and hand washing is a prevention factor of many infectious diseases such as the flu.