epidemiology

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n epidemiology the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Recent epidemiological studies have shown that while excessive intake of alcohol kills off brain cells, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. Thus, regular consumption of beer helps eliminate the weaker cells, constantly making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.
    • n epidemiology (Med) That branch of medicine which studies the incidence and distribution of disease in a population, and uses such information to find the causes, modes of transmission, and methods for control of disease.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n epidemiology The science of epidemics; the sum of human knowledge concerning epidemic diseases.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Epidemiology the science of epidemics
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Epidemy, + -logy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. epidēmos, general—epi, among, dēmos, the people.

Usage

In literature:

The real difference is epidemiological, cholera nostras having no epidemic significance.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
This theory was based upon the geographical distribution and epidemiology of the disease.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Fat isn't moral, it's *epidemiological*.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Epidemiological studies have recently been reported from Arizona and Connecticut.
"Contagious Abortion of Cows" by Ward J. MacNeal
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In news:

Post professor Linda Wenze's class on epidemiology and public health.
Epidemiological and immunological study of HIV seropositive Ethiopian immigrants in Israel, Isr J Med Sci ((in press)).
Demographic, epidemiologic, and surgical characteristics of maxillofacial fracture repair in a developing country .
UNMC is offering a doctoral degree in epidemiology.
UNMC is offering a new doctoral degree in epidemiology.
Previous large epidemiological studies have attempted to identify benign gynaecological disorders that predispose to the development of epithelial ovarian cancer.
Epidemiologic study to explore links between Ménière syndrome and migraine headache.
Demographic, epidemiologic , and surgical characteristics of maxillofacial fracture repair in a developing country.
I've just finished writing the chapter on epidemiology in my forthcoming book, Understanding Low Speed Rear Impact Collisions.
"It might be the West Nile virus," cautioned the professor of epidemiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
The study looked at data collected in two previous large epidemiologic studies, the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, which started in 1986, and the Nurses' Health Study which started in 1980.
UNMC is offering a doctoral degree in epidemiology .
UNMC is offering a new doctoral degree in epidemiology .
Dr Klepac began with a well-established epidemiological tool called the susceptible-infected-removed (SIR) model.
Legislation, Epidemiology , and Classification Research on Stalking Discussed.
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In science:

The study of its geometry has some interest for epidemiology.
Defining statistical ensembles of random graphs
In common parlance, the word “infectious” is more often used, but in the epidemiological literature “infective” is the accepted term.
Random graphs as models of networks
This work has implications for networks sampling, the study of diffusion and mathematical epidemiology, as well as other dynamic processes on networks.
Tomography of random social networks
Morphological complexity is especially important in epidemiological spread where it affect the contact rate between contiguous hosts.
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
In such models, the hosts can be in different states, e.g. susceptible (S), infected (I), and recovered (or removed) (R) in the prototype SIR epidemiological model.
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
Truscott, J. E. & Gilligan, C. A. 2003 Response of a deterministic epidemiological system to a stochastically varying environment.
Complexity and anisotropy in host morphology make populations safer against epidemic outbreaks
The second example consists of an epidemiological model in the form of a cellular automaton.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks
Mendelian randomisation: Why epidemiology needs a formal language for causality.
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
Marginal structural models and causal inference in epidemiology.
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
We now consider an example of Markov processes for epidemiological modeling.
A comparative review of dimension reduction methods in approximate Bayesian computation
Using data from Medicare and the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program of the U.S.
An exact adaptive test with superior design sensitivity in an observational study of treatments for ovarian cancer
Spatial cluster detection is an important problem in many different fields, such as epidemiology and image analysis.
Spatial Multiresolution Cluster Detection Method
For real applications such as epidemiology, the population of a specific geographical location can be approximated by a recent survey.
Spatial Multiresolution Cluster Detection Method
The score test is commonly used in spatial epidemiology to assess whether disease incidence depends on environmental exposure.
Score, Pseudo-Score and Residual Diagnostics for Spatial Point Process Models
De Iorio, M. and Verzilli, C.J. (2007) A Spatial Probit Model for Fine-Scale Mapping of Disease Genes, Genetic Epidemiology, 31, 252-260.
Spatial Discrete Choice and Spatial Limited Dependent Variable Models: a review with an emphasis on the use in Regional Health Economics
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