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antisepsis

antisepsis  

n. the elimination of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms that cause disease by the use of chemical or physical methods.
foundations

foundations  

These are organizations from which funds are available to support causes, including medical and scientific research. Some derive funds wholly or partly from government sources, others from gifts ...
health insurance

health insurance  

A term often used to describe personal and family insurance coverage for the costs of medical and hospital care. It really means medical insurance plan.
health-maintenance organization

health-maintenance organization  

(HMO)A variety of health care organization that arose in the United States, comprising groups of physicians and other health care professionals who provide therapeutic care and sometimes preventive ...
mental hospital

mental hospital  

An institution that provides care and shelter for people with mental, emotional, and personality disorders, sometimes severe enough to require custodial care. Mental hospitals have a long tradition, ...

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