MedicAlert


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MedicAlert

 [med″ik-ah-lert´]
a necklace or bracelet identifying a medical problem of the wearer and a phone number to call in an emergency. It can be obtained for a small fee from the nonprofit MedicAlert Foundation International, P.O. Box 1009, Turlock, CA 95380.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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