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chiropractor

 [ki´ro-prak″ter]
a practitioner in chiropractic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

chi·ro·prac·tor

(kī'rō-prak'tŏr),
One who is licensed and certified to practice chiropractic.
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chiropractor

A health professional who is formally trained in chiropractic; they do not perform surgery or prescribe drugs.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

chiropractor

A health professional trained in chiropractic; chiropractors do not perform surgery or prescribe drugs; of 50,000 licensed chiropractors in the US, many practice 'straight' chiropractic, ie lumbar manipulation, believed–a belief shared by some mainstream physicians–to benefit Pts with low back pain. See Chiropractic, Chiropractic therapy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chi·ro·prac·tor

(kī'rō-prak'tŏr)
One who is licensed to practice the art and science of chiropractic.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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