medicolegal


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medicolegal

 [med″ĭ-ko-le´g'l]
pertaining to medicine and law, or to forensic medicine.

med·i·co·le·gal

(med'i-kō-lē'găl),
Relating to both medicine and the law.
See also: forensic medicine.
[medico- + L. legalis, legal]

medicolegal

/med·i·co·le·gal/ (med″ĭ-ko-le´g'l) pertaining to medical jurisprudence.

medicolegal

(mĕd′ĭ-kō-lē′gəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or concerned with both medicine and law, as when medical testing or examination is undertaken for a legal purpose.

medicolegal

[med′ikōlē′gəl]
Etymology: L, medicina, art of healing, lex, law
pertaining to both medicine and law. Medicolegal considerations are a significant part of the process of making many patient care decisions and determining definitions and policies for the treatment of mentally incompetent people and minors, the performance of sterilization or therapeutic abortion, and the care of terminally ill patients. Medicolegal considerations, decisions, definitions, and policies provide the framework for informed consent, professional liability, and many other aspects of current practice in the health care field.

med·i·co·le·gal

(med'i-kō-lē'găl)
Relating to both medicine and the law.
See also: forensic medicine
[medico- + L. legalis, legal]

medicolegal

Pertaining to both MEDICINE and law.

medicolegal

legal requirements inherent within practice of podiatry

med·i·co·le·gal

(med'i-kō-lē'găl)
Relating to both medicine and the law.
See also: forensic medicine
[medico- + L. legalis, legal]

medicolegal

pertaining to medicine and law, or to forensic medicine. See forensic veterinary medicine.
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