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MHS Health Care Glossary

Military Health System Health Care Glossary serves as the official repository and consolidated reference (as a secondary source) for terms and definitions used within the MHS. Some terms may have multiple and varying definitions based on the context and primary source of authority. Note that certain definitions may be approved only for limited use in a single primary reference document, while others may have broad applicability in multiple contexts and issuances. To determine the most appropriate definition in a particular context, consult all relevant source documents. Any disparities between this Glossary and primary sources are unintentional, and the primary source shall control.

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Feb 27, 2024

DS Logon

Questions and answers about DS Logon

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Feb 27, 2024

Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute

DMRTI (Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute) is a Tri-Service military command tasked with conducting and coordinating training in areas that enable military medical department personnel, both active duty and reserve, to better perform the wide variety of challenging medical and health service support missions they are faced with around the world.

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Feb 27, 2024

Depleted Uranium

The Department of Defese (DoD) began testing depeted uranium (DU) about 40 years ago, and first used it in a military operation in 1991. It has fewer risks than natural uranium because it is less radioactive. DoD and many other organizations have studied, and continue to study, the health, chemical, radiological and environmental effects and exposures ...

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Feb 27, 2024

Contraceptive Care Q&A

The Defense Department is committed to improving access to reproductive health services. If eligible, you’ll be able to get all of your contraceptive services from one place. You don’t have to make an appointment. And you don’t need referrals. You can find walk-in contraceptive services within military hospitals and clinics. Below is a list of ...

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