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pediatrics

 [pe″de-at´riks]
the branch of medicine dealing with the child, development and care of children, and the nature and treatment of diseases of children. adj., adj pediat´ric.

pe·di·at·rics

(pē'dē-at'riks),
The medical specialty concerned with the study and treatment of children in health and disease during development from birth through adolescence.
[G. pais (paid-), child, + iatreia, medical treatment]

pediatrics

/pe·di·at·rics/ (-riks) the branch of medicine dealing with children, their development and care, and with the nature and treatment of diseases of children.

pediatrics

(pē′dē-ăt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of medicine that deals with the care and treatment of infants, children, and adolescents.

pe′di·at′ric adj.

pediatrics

[pē′dē·at′triks]
a branch of medicine concerned with the development and care of infants and children. Its specialties are the particular diseases of children and their treatment and prevention. Also spelled paediatrics. Also called
Usage notes: (informal)
peds. pediatric, adj.

paediatrics

The specialty that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. Paediatrics in the UK differs from the US in that is a specialty rather than primary care medicine for children, as it is generally regarded in the US and countries which follow the American model of specialisation.

pe·di·at·rics

(pē'dē-at'riks)
The medical specialty concerned with the study and treatment of children in health and disease during development from birth through adolescence.
Synonym(s): paediatrics.
[G. pais (paid-), child, + iatreia, medical treatment]

pediatrics,

n the branch of medicine exclusively related to the care and treatment of infants and children.

pe·di·at·rics

(pē'dē-at'riks)
Medical specialty concerned with treatment of children in health and disease through adolescence.
Synonym(s): paediatrics.
[G. pais (paid-), child, + iatreia, medical treatment]

pediatrics (pē´dēat´riks),

n a branch of medicine concerned with the development and care of children. Its specialties are the particular diseases of children and their treatment and prevention.

pediatrics

a branch of human medicine that deals with the diseases of children; the name is also used in describing the medicine of young animals.

Patient discussion about pediatrics

Q. How can I prevent baby caries? Hi, I’m pregnant on my 34 week and my older son had baby caries, I would like to prevent that this time.

A. You can buy or sometimes get from your dentist a special toothpaste for infants to rub on thier teeth and gums.

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