"Metaphysics" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The branch of philosophy that treats of first principles, including ontology (the nature of existence or being) and cosmology (the origin and structure of the universe). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Metaphysics" by people in Profiles.
Defining Death: Reasonableness and Legitimacy. J Clin Ethics. 2021; 32(2):109-113.
Biology, metaphysics, and brain death criteria. J Crit Care. 2015 Apr; 30(2):417-8.
Within you/without you: biotechnology, ontology, and ethics. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Jan; 23 Suppl 1:69-72.