Skip to Content
Medical Term:

medical selection

 

Definition: preservation, by medical care and treatment, of patients of pathologic genotypes who would not otherwise reproduce, thus tending to increase the frequency of pathologic genes in the population; conversely, reduction of the frequency of pathologic genes by preventing reproduction of those of specified genotype by surgical sterilization or other means.

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide