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screening

GC: n

S: WHO - http://www.who.int/cancer/detection/en/index.html(external link) (last access: 8 December 2013); DORLAND.

N: 1. The presumptive identification of subjects with an unrecognized disease or defect by the application of tests, initial examinations or other procedures.
2. Screening is not intended to be diagnostic. It is used to sort out apparently well persons who probably have a disease from those who probably do not.
3. screening; medical screening: terms and definition standardized by the Canadian Capability-Based Planning Terminology Committee and the Translation Bureau.
4. Collocations: (illness) (organ) + screening, antenatal screening, newborn screening, screening programme, screening test,.

N: 1, 2 & 3. TERMIUM PLUS. 4. FCB.

SYN: medical screening

S: TERMIUMPLUS

CR: early detection

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