, also known as theoretical medicine
, is a term that comprises the knowledge and research which is more or less in common to the fields of human medicine
, veterinary medicine
and fundamental biosciences
such as biochemistry
, biomedical engineering
Biomedicine is usually not concerned with the practice of medicine as much as it is with the theory, knowledge and research of it; its results render possible new drugs and a deeper, molecular understanding of the mechanisms underlying disease, and thus lays the foundation of all medical application, diagnosis and treatment.