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sports medicine

noun

  1. a field of medicine concerned with the functioning of the human body during physical activity and with the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.


sports medicine

noun

  1. the branch of medicine concerned with injuries sustained through sport


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sports medicine1

First recorded in 1960–65
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Example Sentences

One of the simplest reasons is that the mucous membranes of your nose and throat are irritated, said Timothy Miller, a sports medicine physician and orthopedic surgeon at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

The “most popular theory” involves the heart and the lungs, said James Robinson, a sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

He was working at FedEx while preparing to apply to college and study sports medicine.

John DiFiori, the NBA’s director of sports medicine, told USA Today the daily temperature check was “really the foundation” of the league’s approach to keeping everyone safe.

I’m either going to be an emergency physician doing a little bit of sports medicine or a public-health figure working for I don’t know what exactly.

From Time

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