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preventive medicine

noun
1.
the branch of medical science that deals with prevention of disease.
2.
a medication or other agent used for prophylaxis.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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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.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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