bariatrics

[bar-ee-a-triks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases.

Origin:
1965–70; < Greek bár(os) weight (cf. baro-) + -iatrics

bariatric, adjective
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bariatric (ˌbærɪˈætrɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to the treatment of obesity: bariatric surgery
 
[C20: from baro + iatric]
 
bariatrics
 
pl n

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bariatrics bar·i·at·rics (bār'ē-āt'rĭks)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.


bar'i·at'ric adj.
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bariatrics   (bār'ē-āt'rĭks)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
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Example sentences
While this is beneficial, it is not the major impact of bariatric surgery.
The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities.
For severely obese patients, weight loss through bariatric surgery may be an option.
Role of endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient.
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