physiatrist

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physiatrics +‎ -ist

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physiatrist (plural physiatrists)

  1. (medicine) A physician specialising in physical rehabilitation.
    • 2009 February 11, Pam Belluck, “In New Procedure, Artificial Arm Listens to Brain”, in New York Times[1]:
      Since it was pioneered in 2001 by Todd Kuiken, a physiatrist and biomedical engineer at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, it has been performed on about 30 people in the United States, Canada and Europe, including eight soldiers injured in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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