iatrogenic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἰατρός (iatrós, doctor) +‎ -genic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aɪˌætɹəˈdʒɛnɪk/

Adjective[edit]

iatrogenic (comparative more iatrogenic, superlative most iatrogenic)

  1. (medicine, of a disease etc.) Induced by the words or actions of the physician.
    • 2003, Michael L. Raulin, Abnormal Psychology, Pearson Education, Inc. (2003), p. 494,
      Another group argues that the diagnosis is being overused and that many of the diagnosed cases are iatrogenic, or unintentionally shaped or caused by the practitioner (Lilienfeld et al., 1999; Spanos, 1994). (boldface in original)

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