intervention and remediation for people or groups with previously identified psychological or physical conditions, disorders, or sicknesses. Tertiary interventions are inclusive of attempts to lessen aversive impacts, inhibit further sickness or disorder corresponding to complications, inhibiting relapse, and restoring the highest physical or psychological operating possible.

TERTIARY PREVENTION: "I have completed my class project on tertiary prevention."
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