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physiatry

 [fiz″e-at´re]
the branch of medicine that uses physical therapy, physical agents, such as light, heat, water, and electricity, and mechanical apparatus, in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of bodily disorders. Called also physiatrics and physical medicine.

phys·i·at·rics

(fiz'ē-at'riks),
1. Old term for physical therapy.
2. Rehabilitation management.
[G. physis, nature, + iatrikos, healing]

physiatrics

/phys·iat·rics/ (fiz″e-ă´triks) physiatry.

physiatrics

(fĭz′ē-ăt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
2. Physical therapy.

physiatrics

See physiatry.

phys·i·at·rics

(fiz'ē-at'riks)
1. Old term for physical therapy
2. Rehabilitation management.
[G. physis, nature, + iatrikos, healing]