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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

phys·i·at·rics

(fiz'ē-at'riks),
1. Old term for physical therapy.
2. Rehabilitation management.
[G. physis, nature, + iatrikos, healing]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

physiatrics

(fĭz′ē-ăt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
2. Physical therapy.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

phys·i·at·rics

(fiz'ē-at'riks)
1. Old term for physical therapy
2. Rehabilitation management.
[G. physis, nature, + iatrikos, healing]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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