altruism is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:

Nursing Central

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --


[Fr. altruisme]
Acting for the benefit of others regardless of the consequences for oneself.
altruist (al′troo-ist″), n.
altruistic (al″troo-is′tik), adj.

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --