adjective Etymology: Greek iatros physician + English -genic Date: 1924 induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures <
an iatrogenic rash
iatrogenesis nouniatrogenically adverb

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  • iatrogenic — disease. Disease caused by attempts at therapy …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • iatrogenic — (adj.) 1920, from IATRO (Cf. iatro ) + GENIC (Cf. genic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • iatrogenic — [ī a΄trə jen′ik] adj. [ IATRO + GENIC] caused by medical treatment: said esp. of symptoms, ailments, or disorders induced by drugs or surgery …   English World dictionary

  • Iatrogenic — Due to the activity of a physician or a therapy. Inadvertently caused by a physician or surgeon or by a medical or surgical treatment or a diagnostic procedure. The word iatrogenic comes from the Greek roots iatros meaning the healer or physician …   Medical dictionary

  • iatrogenic — adjective Induced by the words or actions of the physician. Another group argues that the diagnosis is being overused and that many of the diagnosed cases are iatrogenic, or unintentionally shaped or caused by the practitioner (Lilienfeld et al …   Wiktionary

  • iatrogenic — i•at•ro•gen•ic [[t]aɪˌæ trəˈdʒɛn ɪk, iˌæ [/t]] adj. med induced unintentionally by the medical treatment of a physician: iatrogenic symptoms[/ex] • Etymology: 1920–25; < Gk iātró(s) healer + genic i•at ro•gen′e•sis ə sɪs n …   From formal English to slang

  • iatrogenic — iatrogenicity /uy a troh jeuh nis i tee, ee a /, n. /uy a treuh jen ik, ee a /, adj. (of a medical disorder) caused by the diagnosis, manner, or treatment of a physician. [1920 25; IATRO + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • iatrogènic — ia|tro|gè|nic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • iatrogenic — induced inadvertently by medical treatment Causation and Formation …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • iatrogenic — adj. inadvertently caused by the diagnosis or treatment of a physician (of infections or symptoms) …   English contemporary dictionary

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