iatrogenic

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See also: iatrogènic

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

iatro- +‎ -genic From iatro- (healer, medicine), from Greek iatros (healer) + -genic (producing).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aɪˌætɹəˈd͡ʒɛnɪk/
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Adjective[edit]

iatrogenic (comparative more iatrogenic, superlative most iatrogenic)

  1. (medicine, of a disease, injury, or other adverse outcome) Induced by the words or actions of the physician or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedure.
    • 2003, Michael L. Raulin, Abnormal Psychology, page 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

Synonyms[edit]

  • nosocomial (applied to infections and their causal agents)

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