Definition: The study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to control of health problems.
[G. epidemios, epidemic, + logos, study]
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.