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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.

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