gender-specific medicine


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gender-specific medicine

Internal medicine A recently developed 'twiglet' of internal medicine that formally studies the relationship between gender and disease. See Women's health.

gen·der-spe·cif·ic med·i·cine

(jen'dĕr-spĕ-sif'ik med'i-sin)
That branch of therapy that limits itself to care of one gender or the other, usually in the care of gender-related illness or genetics.

gender-specific medicine

Health care that pertains only to men or to women but not to individuals of both genders, e.g., those affected with diseases and conditions produced by sex hormones.
See also: medicine
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