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Of or pertaining to the prevention and treatment of illness, and the preservation of physical and mental well-being, through the services provided by medical professionals.

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Health care; Tuberculosis

Ventilation in which all or most of the air that is exhausted from an area is returned to the same area or other areas of the facility.


Health care; Tuberculosis

Any particular TB treatment plan that specifies which drugs are used, in what doses, according to what schedule, and for how long.


Health care; Tuberculosis

A record-keeping method for collecting clinical, laboratory, and radiographic data concerning TB patients so that the data can be organized and made available for epidemiologic ...


Health care; Tuberculosis

The ability of some strains of bacteria, including M. tuberculosis, to grow and multiply in the presence of certain drugs that ordinarily kill them; such strains are referred to ...


Health care; Tuberculosis

A first-line, oral anti-TB drug that, when used concomitantly with INH and pyrazinamide, provides the basis for short-course therapy.

room-air HEPA recirculation systems and units

Health care; Tuberculosis

Devices (either fixed or portable) that remove airborne contaminants by recirculating air through a HEPA filter.

second-line drugs

Health care; Tuberculosis

Anti-TB drugs used when the first-line drugs cannot be used (e.g., for drug-resistant TB or because of adverse reactions to the first-line drugs). Examples are cycloserine, ...