Occupational medicine



occupational medicine n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries occurring at work or in specific occupations.
occupational medicine
(ŏk’yə-pā’shə-nəl)
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and treatment of occupational injuries and diseases. ◇ An occupational disease is one that is associated with a particular occupation and occurs in the workplace. Some occupations confer specific risks, such as the prevalence of black lung in coal miners.

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