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occupational medicine Syllabification: oc·cu·pa·tion·al med·i·cine

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of occupational medicine in English:


The branch of medicine dealing with the prevention and treatment of job-related injuries and illnesses.
Example sentences
  • She is board certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine.
  • The family physician who provides occupational medicine services must maintain continuous vigilance for signs of prevention failure.
  • After 11 years of internal medicine and cardiology, he opted for a career in occupational medicine.
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