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allied health

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noun

a segment of healthcare professions comprised of specialized occupations that require certification, including physical therapists, dental hygienists, social workers, speech therapists, nutritionists, etc., but not including doctors, nurses, and dentists.

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Origin of allied health

First recorded in 1965–70
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Medical definitions for allied health

allied health
[ ălīd′ ]

n.

A group of medically prescribed health-care services, such as occupational therapy, speech pathology, and physical therapy, provided by licensed professionals.
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