medical geology

Keyword Definition

The application of geology to medical and health problems, involving such studies as the occurrence of toxic elements in unusual quantities in parts of the Earth's crust, the distribution of trace elements as related to nutrition, or the geographic patterns of disease.

Source: AGI Glossary of Geology, 4th edition, 1997

Category: Geological

Geological keywords, such as “granite”, “lake”.  The definitions are generally taken from the AGI Glossary of Geology.  Keywords with a geographic context (e.g. Cape Smith Fold Belt, Selwyn Basin, Grenville Province) are assigned to a separate category.

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