Definition of environmental medicine in English:

environmental medicine


  • A branch of medicine that studies environmental inputs and the individual's physical, mental, and emotional responses to them.

    ‘Clinically, practitioners of complementary and alternative therapies and environmental medicine have long suggested that food allergies play a pivotal role in inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders.’
    • ‘The author draws on 30 years of clinical experience in environmental medicine.’
    • ‘Physicians who are clinical ecologists and practice environmental medicine believe that personal observation and experience are enough to allow diagnosis and facilitate treatment of patients with medically unknown symptoms.’
    • ‘And as our understanding of wellness becomes more ecologically based, as it is in the new field of environmental medicine, we may conclude that it makes ever greater medical sense to find ways of living lightly on the planet.’
    • ‘This book is a major contribution to environmental medicine and neurotoxicology.’