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preventive medicine

the branch of medical science that deals with prevention of disease.
a medication or other agent used for prophylaxis.
Origin of preventive medicine
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for preventive medicine
  • They needed to emphasize preventive medicine, and bring it to the villages.
  • But these can be extremely useful in allowing people to practice their own more individualized preventive medicine.
  • Prevention of secondary disease: preventive medicine.
  • In both cases, the true answer is preventive medicine.
  • But the panel did not recommend it for use as a preventive medicine for the bone-thinning disease.
  • Interesting point about preventive medicine, by the way.
preventive medicine in Medicine

preventive medicine n.
The branch of medical science concerned with the prevention of disease and the promotion of physical and mental health through the study of the etiology and epidemiology of disease processes.

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preventive medicine in Culture

preventive medicine definition

A branch of medicine that promotes activities to prevent the occurrence of disease.

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