By the 2200s, medical science had overlapped and merged with engineering, gene hacking, and nanotechnology. Biotech became integral to traditional ways of treating ailments.
Cryogenic sleep, induced via a cocktail of drugs, enabled humans to enter a state of suspended animation prior to FTL travel. Unpleasant or deadly side effects, called cryo sickness, occurred when the mixture of drugs was not precisely matched to the person, or if the trips were long or too frequent.
A robotic assistant capable of diagnosis and treatment for all but the most difficult cases. Doctors relied on medibots for the majority of surgeries. Many ships dispensed with a doctor entirely, prioritizing cost savings over the relatively small risk of needing a human physician.
Many a life was saved by this sterile, antibiotic-laced foam that hardened into a semi-flexible cast. It was used to stop bleeding, immobilize fractures, and when injected into bodily cavities, prevent infection.
Type of 3-D printer that utilized nanobots to produce complex shapes, machines, and—given the appropriate stock—biological structures such as muscles, organs, and seeds.
A fast-acting liquid analgesic suitable for mid-level to severe pain.
A series of anti-senescent injections that revitalized cellular processes, suppressed mutagenic factors, restored telomere length, and generally returned the body to a state equivalent to mid-twenties biological age. Usually repeated every twenty years thereafter. The shots didn’t stop age-induced cartilage growth in ears, nose, etc.
One of several brands of a popular sleep-replacement medication. The drug contained two different compounds: one to reset the body’s circadian rhythm, and one to clear the brain of metabolites such as β-amyloid. When sleep-deprived, Stimware prevented neurodegeneration and maintained high-level mental/physical functioning. The anabolic sleep state was not replicated, so normal rest was still needed for the secretion of growth hormones and proper recovery from daily stresses.