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physical medicine

noun
1.
the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury by means of physical agents, as manipulation, massage, exercise, heat, or water.
Also called physiatrics, physiatry.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • He was a physiatrist, a medical doctor with a specialty in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
British Dictionary definitions for physical medicine

physical medicine

noun
1.
the branch of medicine devoted to the management of physical disabilities, as resulting from rheumatic disease, asthma, poliomyelitis, etc See also rehabilitation (sense 2)
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physical medicine in Medicine

physical medicine n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of disease by essentially physical means, including manipulation, massage, and exercise, often with mechanical devices, and the application of heat, cold, electricity, radiation, and water. Also called physiatrics, physiatry.

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physical medicine in Science
physical medicine  
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and disability by physical means such as manipulation, massage, and exercise, often with mechanical devices, and the application of heat, cold, electricity, radiation, and water.
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