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tr.v. med·i·ca·lized, med·i·ca·liz·ing, med·i·ca·liz·es
To identify or categorize (a condition or behavior) as being a disorder requiring medical treatment or intervention: "Increasingly, [attention deficit disorder] has become a catch-all diagnosis that medicalizes troublesome behavior in kids" (Judy Foreman).

med′i·ca·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈmɛdɪkəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Medicine) to treat or view in medical terms
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Part One, titled `Positioning', presents knowledge and voices at odds with public perceptions, media representations, policy assumptions and discourses of medicalisation.
The sections on different research designs describe advantages and limitations, and the increased medicalisation and the effects of cancer screening on health people are noted.
Studies done by Accaf show that medicalisation is rampant in Kisii county.
In an interesting article Wieteke van Dijk and colleagues argue that societal developments and values influence the practice of medicine, and thus can result in both medicalisation and overdiagnosis.
A lot of the changes over the last 40 years are, she says, a reaction against the medicalisation of birth in the 50s.
L'idee princeps qui prevaut est d'amener aussi vite que possible un medecin sur les lieux de l'accident, celui-ci pourra proceder a la medicalisation des interventions sur les lieux memes des accidents.
Once again I adopt a term which is given a different meaning to its usual sense: medicalisation, which I use to designate a complete medical and clinical assessment of the person suffering from mental health problems.
Andy emphasised: 'Offering talking therapies to young people is a good idea providing that it can be done in such a way that we avoid medicalisation of the situation.
The health of future society is at risk; the medicalisation of childbirth -- through operations and caesareans -- is affecting women psychologically and physically.
Disease classification is an important part in the process of medicalisation and one important tool by which medical authority is exerted.
Much has recently been made of the medicalisation of women's sexual desire.
Doctors currently provide many maternal and newborn health services, and Mongolia is seeing an increase in the medicalisation of childbirth, with a Caesarean section rate of 18%.

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