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geriatric

 [jer″e-at´rik]
1. pertaining to elderly persons or to the aging process.
2. pertaining to geriatrics.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ger·i·at·ric

(jer'ē-at'rik),
Relating to old age or to geriatrics.
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geriatric

(jĕr′ē-ăt′rĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to geriatrics: a geriatric specialist; geriatric psychiatry; geriatric patients.
2. Elderly: a geriatric crowd at the play; a geriatric cat.
n.
Often Offensive An elderly person.
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geriatric

adjective Referring to older patients and medical practice related to older patients.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ger·i·at·ric

(jer'ē-at'rik)
Relating to old age.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ger·i·at·ric

(jer'ē-at'rik)
Relating to old age or to geriatrics.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The conference is organised by the Sousse-based medicine university, the Sahloul teaching hospital's internal medicine ward, the Clinical Geriatrics Research Unit, in co-operation with the Mediterranean Geriatrics Institute.
* The American Geriatrics Society (www.americangeriatrics.org) is devoted to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people.
The need for geriatric otolaryngology as a response to the aging of our population was first voiced by our colleagues in the early 1980s.
Presence of favorable reimbursement policies and increased life expectancy are also amongst few factors expected to propel demand for geriatric care services.
Proceeds will go to equipping its geriatric centers with educational materials and financing the training of its health workers.
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Out of 140 or so geriatric doctors across the country, about half do not have actual clinic or hospital experience, largely due to lack of facilities where health professionals can train for this specialty, the lawmaker further noted.
Prior to his new appointment, Feiner served as founding chief of the division of geriatric medicine at Queens Hospital Center.
Feiner has practiced both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics for 31 years.
Identifying these changes in lumbosacral alignment in the geriatric population will enable to create proper rehabilitation strategies.
A recent Canadian Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons report highlighted areas of medicine that are overserviced but also emphasized those that are underserviced, including geriatric medicine [1].
Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the need of establishing a geriatric department in tertiary care military hospitals.

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