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health

  

      n  
1    the state of being bodily and mentally vigorous and free from disease  
2    the general condition of body and mind  
in poor health     
3    the condition of any unit, society, etc.  
the economic health of a nation     
4    a toast to a person, wishing him or her good health, happiness, etc.  
5    modifier   of or relating to food or other goods reputed to be beneficial to the health  
health food, a health store     
6    modifier   of or relating to health, esp. to the administration of health  
a health committee, health resort, health service     
      interj  
7    an exclamation wishing someone good health as part of a toast (in the phrases your health, good health, etc.)  
     (Old English hælth; related to hal hale1)  


bill of health  
      n  
1    a certificate, issued by a port officer, that attests to the health of a ship's company  
2    clean bill of health  
Informal  
a    a good report of one's physical condition  
b    a favourable account of a person's or a company's financial position  
Environmental Health Officer  
      n   (in Britain) an employee of the Environmental Health Service,   (Former names)    public health inspector, sanitary inspector  
Environmental Health Service  
      n   (in Britain) a service provided by a local authority, which deals with prevention of the spread of communicable diseases, food safety and hygiene, control of infestation by insects or rodents, etc.  
health camp  
      n     (N.Z)   a camp, usually at the seaside, for children requiring health care  
health centre  
      n   (in Britain) premises, owned by a local authority, providing health care for the local community and usually housing a group practice, nursing staff, a child-health clinic, X-ray facilities, etc.  
health farm  
      n   a residential establishment, often in the country, visited by those who wish to improve their health by losing weight, eating health foods, taking exercise, etc.  
health food  
      n  
a    vegetarian food organically grown and with no additives, eaten for its dietary value and benefit to health  
b    (as modifier)  
a health-food shop     
health physics  
      n   functioning as sing   the branch of physics concerned with the health and safety of people in medical, scientific, and industrial work, esp. with protection from the biological effects of ionizing radiation  
health salts  
      pl n   magnesium sulphate or similar salts taken as a mild laxative  
Health Service Commissioner  
      n   (in Britain) the official name for an ombudsman who investigates personal complaints of injustice or hardship resulting from the failure, absence, or maladministration of a service for which a Regional or District Health Authority or Family Practitioner Committee is responsible, after other attempts to obtain redress have failed  
   See also       Commissioner for Local Administration       Parliamentary Commissioner  
health stamp  
      n     (N.Z)   a postage stamp with a surcharge that is used to support a health camp  
health visitor  
      n   (in Britain) a nurse employed by a district health authority to visit people in their homes and give help and advice on health and social welfare, esp. to mothers of preschool children, to the handicapped, and to elderly people  
National Health Service  
      n   (in Britain) the system of national medical services since 1948, financed mainly by taxation  
permanent health insurance  
      n   a form of insurance that provides up to 75 per cent of a person's salary, until retirement, in case of prolonged illness or disability  
private health insurance  
      n   insurance against the need for medical treatment as a private patient  
public health inspector  
      n      (in Britain) a former name for       Environmental Health Officer  
World Health Organization  
      n   an agency of the United Nations, established in 1948 with headquarters in Geneva, responsible for coordinating international health activities, aiding governments in improving health services, etc.,   (Abbrev.)    WHO  
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n.
Public Health principal task of a Samu . Reception Evaluation, Triaging of Medical Emergencies through Medical Hotline.
See also Medical Regulator Physician

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