telemedicine
noun Date: 1970 the practice of medicine when the doctor and patient are widely separated using two-way voice and visual communication (as by satellite, computer, or closed-circuit television)

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  • telemedicine — /tel euh med euh sin/ or, esp. Brit., / med sin/, n. the diagnosis and treatment of patients in remote areas using medical information, as x rays or television pictures, transmitted over long distances, esp. by satellite. [1965 70; TELE 1 +… …   Universalium

  • telemedicine — noun The transfer of medical information via telecommunication technologies for the purpose of consulting or for remote medical procedures or examinations …   Wiktionary

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  • telemedicine — /ˈtɛliˌmɛdsən/ (say telee.medsuhn) noun the provision of medical services to remote areas by means of telecommunications networks such as the telephone, closed circuit television, the internet, etc. –telemedical, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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