preventive-medicine

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:
1760–70

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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 definition


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

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