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the applying of something to a specific desired purpose.
substance use substance abuse.
substance use (omaha) in the omaha system, a client problem in the health related behaviors domain, defined as the inappropriate consumption of medicines, drugs, or other materials including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, street drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
utilisationThe use or amount of usage (per unit population) of healthcare or other services; the pattern of use of a service or type of service in a specified time, usually expressed in rate per unit of population-at-risk for a given period—e.g., number of hospital admissions/year/1,000 persons enrolled in an HMO.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
useVox populi Utilize. See Illegal use of controlled dangerous substances, Intravenous drug use, Misuse, Off-label use, Overuse, Substance use, Underuse.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.