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hygiene

 [hi´jēn]
1. the science of health and its preservation.
2. personal hygiene. adj., adj hygien´ic.
bronchial hygiene in the omaha system, activities directed toward maintenance of respiratory or pulmonary function, including inhalation therapy, percussion, and cannula insertion.
dental hygiene
2. the profession practiced by a dental hygienist.
mouth hygiene (oral hygiene) the personal maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene of the teeth and oral structures by toothbrushing, tissue stimulation, gum massage, hydrotherapy, and other procedures recommended by the dentist or dental hygienist for the preservation of dental and oral health. Called also dental hygiene. (See table.)
personal hygiene in the omaha system, a client problem in the health related behaviors domain, defined as individual practices related to health and cleanliness.

hy·giene

(hi'jēn), Avoid the misspelling hygeine.
1. The science of health and its maintenance.
2. Cleanliness that promotes health and well-being, especially of a personal nature.
[G. hygieinos, healthful, fr. hygiēs, healthy]

hygiene

/hy·giene/ (hi´jēn) science of health and its preservation.hygien´ic
oral hygiene  proper care of the mouth and teeth.

hygiene

(hī′jēn′)
n.
1. The science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health. Also called hygienics.
2. Conditions and practices that serve to promote or preserve health: hygiene in the workplace; personal hygiene.

hy·gien′ist (hī-jē′nĭst, hī′jē′-, hī-jĕn′ĭst) n.

hygiene

[hī′jēn]
Etymology: Gk, Hygieia, the goddess of health
1 the principles and science of the preservation of health and prevention of disease.
2 sanitation.

hygiene

Medtalk The science of health and health maintenance Vox populi Cleanliness. See Natural hygiene, Poor sleep hygiene, Sleep hygiene.

hy·giene

(hī'jēn)
1. The science of health and its maintenance.
2. Cleanliness that promotes health and well-being, especially of a personal nature.
[G. hygieinos, healthful, fr. hygiēs, healthy]

hygiene

The study of the promotion of health. Hygiene includes rules for personal conduct and cleanliness and Public Health measures such as preventive medicine. From the name of Hygieia, daughter of Aesculapius, the Greek God of medicine. Her sister, Panacea , sometimes called Therapia , provided healing.

hygiene,

n 1. cleanliness and aseptic practices.
2. therapy through detoxification.

hy·giene

(hī'jēn)
1. Science of health and its maintenance.
2. Cleanliness that promotes health and well-being.
[G. hygieinos, healthful, fr. hygiēs, healthy]

hygiene (hī´jēn),

n the science of health and its preservation.
hygiene, dental, continuing care,
n a regular and continuing program of monitoring, evaluation, and therapy that strives to maintain a patient's optimal oral health by combining diligent self-care with periodic professional treatment.
n the practice of personal maintenance of oral cleanliness.
hygiene, oral, special needs persons,
n the procedures using special skills and devices (e.g., suction or power-assisted toothbrushes) that are designed to promote the personal oral care of an individual who cannot participate in the cleaning process.
n the art and science of protecting patients from injury by radiation. Because any amount of radiation is potentially harmful, the ideal objective is to prevent the exposure of any person without a definite medical purpose.

hygiene

1. the science of health and its preservation.
2. a condition or practice, such as cleanliness, that is conducive to preservation of health.
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