United States Public Health Service


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United States Public Health Service

 (USPHS)
a governmental health agency that is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services; see also public health.

U·ni·ted States Pub·lic Health Ser·vice (USPHS),

(yū-nī'tĕd stāts pŭb'lik helth ser'vis),
A bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services, served by a corps of medical officers presided over by the Surgeon General, concerned with scientific research, domestic and insular quarantine, administration of government hospitals, publication of sanitary reports, and statistics; associated with it are the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other units.

United States Public Health Service (USPHS)

an agency of the federal government responsible for the control of the arrival from abroad of any people, goods, or substances that may affect the health of U.S. citizens. The agency sets standards for the domestic handling and processing of food and the manufacture of serums, vaccines, cosmetics, and drugs. It supports and performs research, aids localities in times of disaster and epidemics, and provides medical care for certain groups of Americans.

U·ni·ted States Pub·lic Health Ser·vice

(USPHS) (yū-nī'tĕd stāts pŭb'lik helth sĕr'vis)
A bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, served by a corps of medical officers presided over by the Surgeon General, concerned with scientific research, domestic and insular quarantine, administration of government hospitals, publication of sanitary reports, and statistics; associated with it are the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other agencies.

Uni·ted States Pub·lic Health Ser·vice

(USPHS) (yū-nī'tĕd stāts pŭb'lik helth sĕr'vis)
Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, served by a corps of medical officers presided over by the Surgeon General, concerned with scientific research, domestic and insular quarantine, administration of government hospitals, publication of sanitary reports, and statistics.
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