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Definition: 'Mass Action Principle'

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mass action principle

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a basic tenet of epidemiology, which relates the incidence of an epidemic disease in a given population to the number of current cases, the number of susceptible people, and the infection transmission parameter.

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