forensic medicine


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forensic medicine

n.
The branch of medicine that interprets or establishes the facts in civil or criminal law cases. Also called medical jurisprudence.

forensic medicine

n
1. (Medicine) the applied use of medical knowledge or practice, esp pathology, to the purposes of the law, as in determining the cause of death. Also called: medical jurisprudence or legal medicine
2. (Law) the applied use of medical knowledge or practice, esp pathology, to the purposes of the law, as in determining the cause of death. Also called: medical jurisprudence or legal medicine

foren′sic med′icine


n.
the application of medical knowledge to questions of civil and criminal law.
[1835–45]

forensic medicine

The use of medicine in legal proceedings, such as to establish a cause of death.
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Noun1.forensic medicine - the branch of medical science that uses medical knowledge for legal purposes; "forensic pathology provided the evidence that convicted the murderer"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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ISLAMABAD -- Though for years a debate has been going on that only doctors having postgraduate degree in forensic medicine can become a medico-legal officer (MLO), even hospitals in the federal capital do not meet this requirement due to unavailability of such degree holders.
Mosul /NINA/- The Civil Defense teams found the body of a child who was the victim of the Mosul ferry incident, bringing the number of victims of the ferry who were officially received by the Department of Forensic Medicine to 134.
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Sharing the list of departments, the source informed that Physiology, Pharmacology, Bio Chemistry, Pathology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, General Medicines, General Surgery, Paeds Medicines, Anaesthesia, Obst and Gynae,
PRESS: The ministry said forensic medicine doctors will be present at the authority headquarters to speed up the measures of processing the victims CAIRO - 27 February 2019: Minister of Justice Hossam Abdel Rahim on Wednedsay ordered a state of emergency at the Forensic Medicine Authority to receive the corpses of the victims of Ramsis train station accident.
Forensic Medicine Departments of different medical universities may be allowed to conduct postmortem at mortuaries functional in the government hospitals.
KARACHI -- Police Surgeon Office and Forensic Medicine Department of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) have jointly proposed the Government of Sindh to grant a special permission to the demonstrator of Forensic Medicine Department to conduct postmortem in medico-legal cases.
Practice of Community Medicine and Forensic Medicine is the major linking factor between the medical practitioners and the society at large.
Riyadh, Rabi'I 03, 1439, November 21, 2017, SPA -- Riyadh-based Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) today hosted the 3rd International Arab Scientific Conference on Forensic Science and Medicine, organized by the committee of the Arab Society for Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine (ASFSFM).

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