environmental medicine


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.

Nearby words

  1. environmental art,
  2. environmental audit,
  3. environmental design,
  4. environmental health officer,
  5. environmental health service,
  6. environmental protection agency,
  7. environmental psychology,
  8. environmental resistance,
  9. environmental science,
  10. environmentalism

Also called clinical ecology.

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