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​​​Repeated Terms​
​​Non-Communicable Diseases
​Chronic diseases that are not caused by infectious agents, such as   Cardiovascular disease , diabetes, kidney failure and respiratory disorders
​​Health Governance
It refers to a system adopted by healthcare establishments based on the highest medical standards ​
Organ Transplantation
A medical procedure in which an organ is removed from one body and placed in the body of a recipient to replace a damaged or missing organ.
Patient Referral
The process of directing a patient to an appropriate specialist or agency for definitive treatment. It is usually  done by lower-potential level to higher-potential level  establishments (hospitals, medical centers, clinics, etc.)
Diagnostic Radiology
It is the field of medicine that uses imaging exams and procedures to diagnose a patient
Primary Healthcare
Essential health care provided by primary health care centers. It is the patient’s first point of contact with the health system, and includes basic health care services such as health education, vaccination against preventable infectious 
Thalassemia
An inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. It results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia and death.  
Sickle Cell Disease
A type of Hemolytic Anemia where the abnormal red cells break down while moving through the bloodstream. It describes a group of inherited red blood cell disorders and it is one of the most common type of anemia in the world. 
Preventive medicine
Focuses on the health of individuals, communities, and defined populations. Its goal is to maintain health and to prevent disease, disability, and death.
Mental Health
It’s not just living without mental disorder state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to the community.
Pharmacovigilance
It is related to the assessment, monitoring and prevention of adverse effects with pharmaceutical products
Antibiotics
Antimicrobial drug used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections.
Precursor Chemicals
These are chemicals which can be used to make drugs.
Health Pandemic
It is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations such as influenza 
Mass Gathering Medicine
A comprehensive electronic database dedicated to Hajj and aims to  strengthen the preventive, awareness and therapeutic capacities offered to pilgrims during Hajj. 


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