Definitions for Epidemiologyˌɛp ɪˌdi miˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌdɛm i-
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the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
That branch of medicine which studies the incidence and distribution of disease in a population, and uses such information to find the causes, modes of transmission, and methods for control of disease.
Origin: [Epidemy + -logy.]
The branch of a science dealing with the spread and control of diseases, computer viruses, concepts etc. throughout populations or systems.
The epidemiological body of knowledge about a particular thing.
Origin: From epidemia + οlogy, from επιδημία + λόγος, from επί (upon) and δήμος (people) (disease upon people and theory). See also epidemic.
that branch of science which treats of epidemics
Origin: [Epidemy + -logy.]
Epidemiology is the study of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It is the cornerstone of public health, and informs policy decisions and evidence-based medicine by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive medicine. Epidemiologists help with study design, collection and statistical analysis of data, and interpretation and dissemination of results. Epidemiology has helped develop methodology used in clinical research, public health studies and, to a lesser extent, basic research in the biological sciences. Major areas of epidemiological study include disease etiology, outbreak investigation, disease surveillance and screening, biomonitoring, and comparisons of treatment effects such as in clinical trials. Epidemiologists rely on other scientific disciplines like biology to better understand disease processes, statistics to make efficient use of the data and draw appropriate conclusions, social sciences to better understand proximate and distal causes, and engineering for exposure assessment.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease.
Translations for Epidemiology
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- علم أوبئةArabic
- epidemiologiaCatalan, Valencian
- faraldsfræði, farsóttafræði, faraldursfræðiIcelandic
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