environmental medicine

environmental medicine

noun
1.
the branch of medicine dealing with the effects of the environment on human health, especiallythe physical, mental, and emotional responses to environmental factors.
2.
the study of the causes of disease in an environmental context, and the development of methods of detection, control, and prevention of environmentally related disease.
Also called clinical ecology.
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