medicalization

(noun) “[T]he process by which aspects of life that were considered bad or deviant are redefined as sickness and needing medical attention to remedy” (OpenStax College 2012).

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OpenStax College. 2012. Health in the United States. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42931/1.2/).