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 (ĕp′ĭ-dē′mē-ŏl′ə-jē, -dĕm′ē-)
The branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.

[Medieval Latin epidēmia, an epidemic; see epidemic + -logy.]

ep′i·de′mi·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), ep′i·de′mi·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
ep′i·de′mi·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ep′i·de′mi·ol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.epidemiologic - of or relating to epidemiology; "epidemiological studies"
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This physician-epidemiologist had reviewed dozens of epidemiologic studies--which had used statistics to probe for connections between Bendectin use and health effects in large groups of women--and concluded that the data didn't support a link between the drug and birth defects.
The book starts with several chapters of general epidemiologic history and principles, including causal concepts, the infectious disease process, and screening principles.
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