allied health

noun

al·​lied health ˈa-ˌlīd- How to pronounce allied health (audio)
: a broad field of health-care professions made up of specially trained individuals (such as physical therapists, dental hygienists, audiologists, and dietitians) who are typically licensed or certified but are not physicians, dentists, or nurses
often used before another noun
allied health sciencesthe allied health professions

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“Allied health.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/allied%20health. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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