preventive medicine

preventive medicine
noun
the branch of medicine concerned with preventing disease (Freq. 1)
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the medical establishment doesn't profit from preventive medicine

Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑practice of medicine

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noun
: a branch of medical science dealing with methods (as vaccination) of preventing the occurrence of disease : prophylaxis

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

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preventive medicine UK US noun [uncountable]
medical examinations, treatments, advice etc intended to prevent illness or discover it before it becomes serious
Thesaurus: medical tests and examinationshyponym medical and health treatmentshyponym

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preventive medicine,
the branch of medicine concerned with the prevention of disease.

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