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allied health professional

Pronunciation: al′īd helth prō-fesh′ŏn-ăl

Definition: Someone trained to perform services in the care of patients other than a physician or registered nurse; includes a variety of therapy technicians (pulmonary), radiology technicians, and physical therapists, among many other practitioners.

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