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environmental medicine

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noun

the branch of medicine dealing with the effects of the environment on human health, especiallythe physical, mental, and emotional responses to environmental factors.
the study of the causes of disease in an environmental context, and the development of methods of detection, control, and prevention of environmentally related disease.

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environmental medicine

n.

The study of the effects of environmental exposure to synthetic chemicals on the immune system.
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