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hygiene

 [hi´jēn]
1. the science of health and its preservation.
2. personal hygiene. adj., adj hygien´ic.
bronchial hygiene in the omaha system, activities directed toward maintenance of respiratory or pulmonary function, including inhalation therapy, percussion, and cannula insertion.
dental hygiene
2. the profession practiced by a dental hygienist.
mouth hygiene (oral hygiene) the personal maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene of the teeth and oral structures by toothbrushing, tissue stimulation, gum massage, hydrotherapy, and other procedures recommended by the dentist or dental hygienist for the preservation of dental and oral health. Called also dental hygiene. (See table.)
personal hygiene in the omaha system, a client problem in the health related behaviors domain, defined as individual practices related to health and cleanliness.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·giene

(hi'jēn), Avoid the misspelling hygeine.
1. The science of health and its maintenance.
2. Cleanliness that promotes health and well-being, especially of a personal nature.
[G. hygieinos, healthful, fr. hygiēs, healthy]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hygiene

(hī′jēn′)
n.
1. The science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health. Also called hygienics.
2. Conditions and practices that serve to promote or preserve health: hygiene in the workplace; personal hygiene.

hy·gien′ist (hī-jē′nĭst, hī′jē′-, hī-jĕn′ĭst) n.
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hygiene

Medtalk The science of health and health maintenance Vox populi Cleanliness. See Natural hygiene, Poor sleep hygiene, Sleep hygiene.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hy·giene

(hī'jēn)
1. The science of health and its maintenance.
2. Cleanliness that promotes health and well-being, especially of a personal nature.
[G. hygieinos, healthful, fr. hygiēs, healthy]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hygiene

The study of the promotion of health. Hygiene includes rules for personal conduct and cleanliness and Public Health measures such as preventive medicine. From the name of Hygieia, daughter of Aesculapius, the Greek God of medicine. Her sister, Panacea , sometimes called Therapia , provided healing.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

hy·giene

(hī'jēn)
1. Science of health and its maintenance.
2. Cleanliness that promotes health and well-being.
[G. hygieinos, healthful, fr. hygiēs, healthy]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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