Mathematics and medicine

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Medicine regulation uses mathematics and statistics

Mathematics and medicine are closely connected, and doctors use mathematics to make predictions, interpret results or understanding the effectiveness of a surgery, drug or therapy.[1][2]

Approval of drugs[change | change source]

The most common application of mathematics in medicine and pharmacology is probability and statistics where, for example, the effectiveness of new drugs or medical procedures is validated by statistical analysis before they are approved, for example, in the United States by the Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA).[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mathematics and medicine: Sabina Alistar at TEDxBucharest, retrieved 2022-05-17
  2. Hoppensteadt, Frank C.; Peskin, Charles S. (2013-03-09). Mathematics in Medicine and the Life Sciences. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-1-4757-4131-5.
  3. Zayed, Ahmed I. (2019-05-01). "A new perspective on the role of mathematics in medicine". Journal of Advanced Research. Special Issue on Celebrating JAR-1st IF. 17: 49–54. doi:10.1016/j.jare.2019.01.016. ISSN 2090-1232. PMC 6526197. PMID 31193335.