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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

(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.

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]

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]

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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