medicalize


med·i·cal·ize

transitive verb \ˈme-di-kə-ˌlīz\
med·i·cal·izedmed·i·cal·izing

Definition of MEDICALIZE

:  to view or treat as a medical concern, problem, or disorder <those who seek to dispose of social problems by medicalizing them — Liam Hudson>
med·i·cal·i·za·tion \ˌme-di-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of MEDICALIZE

1970

med·i·cal·ize

transitive verb    (Medical Dictionary)
med·i·cal·ized or British med·i·cal·isedmed·i·cal·iz·ing or British med·i·cal·is·ing

Medical Definition of MEDICALIZE

: to view or treat as a medical concern, problem, or disorder <those who seek to dispose of social problems by medicalizing them—Liam Hudson> <the Western model of medicalized birth…in order to reduce potential risk—Judith Fitzpatrick>
med·i·cal·iza·tion or British med·i·cal·isa·tion \ˌmed-ə-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Variants of MEDICALIZE

med·i·cal·ize or British med·i·cal·ise \ˈmed-ə-kə-ˌlīz\

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