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sanitarium

 [san″ĭ-ta´re-um]
an institution for the promotion of health. The word was originally coined to designate the institution established by the Seventh Day Adventists at Battle Creek, Michigan, to distinguish it from institutions providing care for mental or tuberculous patients.

san·i·tar·i·um

(san'i-tār'ē-ŭm), In modern usage this word is virtually synonymous with sanatorium.
A health resort. Compare: sanatorium.
Synonym(s): salutarium
[L. sanitas, health]

sanitarium

/san·i·tar·i·um/ (-tar´e-um) an institution for the promotion of health.

sanitarium

(săn′ĭ-târ′ē-əm)
n. pl. sanitar·iums or sanitar·ia (-ē-ə)

sanitarium

[san′iter′ē·əm]
Etymology: L, sanitas, health
a facility for the treatment of patients suffering from chronic mental or physical diseases, or the recuperation of convalescent patients. Also called sanatorium.

sanitarium

A term of waning use for a healthcare facility that provides long-term inpatient care for a particular condition.

sanitarium

Health care A term of waning popularity for a health care facility that provides long-term inpatient care for a particular condition. See Saranac. Cf Hospice.

san·i·tar·i·um

(san'i-tar'ē-ŭm)
A health resort.
Compare: sanatorium
[L. sanitas, health]
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