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belt

 [belt]
1. a strip of leather, canvas, or webbing that is worn around the waist.
2. to restrict by placing a circular binding around an area.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

belt

Drug slang
A regional term referring to the jolting effects of an abuse substance when it takes effect.

Epidemiology
A popular term for any broad geographical region with an increased incidence of a particular disease.

Occupational medicine
A wide leather or heavy-duty cloth strap worn around the waist to support muscles when lifting.
 
Public health
See Seat belt.
 
Sports medicine
See Weight belt.
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belt

Epidemiology A popular term for any broad geographical region with an ↑ incidence of a particular disease. See AIDS belt, Asian esophageal cancer belt, Cancer seat, Goiter belt, Lymphoma belt, Stroke belt Public health See Seat belt.
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