Life science refers to the broad field of study encompassing all living organisms and life processes. At the most basic level, it is the science of cells and their components, processes, and products.
Some scientific fields that fall within life sciences include:
Some of these categories focus on specific species, such as zoology or botany, while others focus on a particular area within the human body such as physiology and neuroscience.
Within the healthcare industry, the life sciences typically refer to developers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biomedical technologies.