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iatrogenic

 [i-at″ro-jen´ik]
resulting from the activity of a health care provider or institution; said of any adverse condition in a patient resulting from treatment by a physician, nurse, or allied health professional.

i·at·ro·gen·ic

(ī-at'rō-jen'ik),
Denoting response to medical or surgical treatment, usually denotes unfavorable responses.
[iatro- + G. -gen, producing]

iatrogenic

/iat·ro·gen·ic/ (i-ă´tro-jen´ik) resulting from the activity of physicians; said of any adverse condition in a patient resulting from treatment by a physician or surgeon.

iatrogenic

(ī-ăt′rə-jĕn′ĭk)
adj.
Induced unintentionally in a patient by a physician. Used especially of an infection or other complication of treatment.

i·at′ro·gen′i·cal·ly adv.

iatrogenic

[ī′atrōjen′ik, yat-]
Etymology: Gk, iatros, physician, genein, to produce
caused by treatment or diagnostic procedures. An iatrogenic disorder is a condition that is caused by medical personnel or procedures or that develops through exposure to the environment of a health care facility. See also nosocomial. iatrogenesis, iatrogeny, n.

iatrogenic

adjective Referring to a physical or mental condition caused by a physician or healthcare provider (e.g., iatrogenic disease) due to exposure to pathogens, toxins or injurious treatment or procedures.

iatrogenic

adjective Referring to a physical or mental condition caused by a physician or health care provider–eg, iatrogenic disease, due to exposure to pathogens, toxins or injurious treatment or procedures

i·at·ro·gen·ic

(ī-at'rō-jen'ik)
Denoting response to medical or surgical treatment, as induced by the treatment itself; usually used for unfavorable responses or infections.
[iatro- + G. -gen, producing]

iatrogenic

Pertaining to disease or disorder caused by doctors. The disorders may be unforeseeable and accidental, may be the result of unpredictable or unusual reactions, may be an inescapable consequence of necessary treatment, or may be due to medical incompetence or carelessness. Iatros is the Greek word for a doctor.

Iatrogenic

Referring to injuries caused by a doctor. Nasal trauma may occasionally result from a doctor's examination of the nose or complications from plastic surgery.

iatrogenic

undesirable or unwanted effect, caused by therapeutic intervention, i.e. problem induced by treatment

iatrogenic

Relating to a disorder induced by the treatment itself. Example: the development of amblyopia in the good eye following occlusion treatment.

i·at·ro·gen·ic

(ī-at'rō-jen'ik)
Denoting response to medical or surgical treatment.
[iatro- + G. -gen, producing]

iatrogenic (ī´atrōjen´ik),

adj originating as a result of professional care; e.g., an iatrogenic pulpitis.

iatrogenic

resulting from the activity of a physician; said of any adverse condition in a patient resulting from treatment by a physician or surgeon, for instance, death after injection of an inappropriate solution or of an appropriate solution in an inappropriate manner, e.g. rapid injections of solutions of magnesium salts, unbuffered solutions of high alkalinity or acidity, or of a substance to which the animal is allergic. See also iatrogenic hyperadrenocorticism.
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