iatrogenic

[ahy-a-truh-jen-ik, ee-a-]
adjective
(of a medical disorder) caused by the diagnosis, manner, or treatment of a physician.

Origin:
1920–25; iatro- + -genic

iatrogenicity [ahy-a-troh-juh-nis-i-tee, ee-a-] , noun
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iatrogenic (aɪˌætrəʊˈdʒɛnɪk)
 
adj
1.  med (of an illness or symptoms) induced in a patient as the result of a physician's words or actions, esp as a consequence of taking a drug prescribed by the physician
2.  social welfare (of a problem) induced by the means of treating a problem but ascribed to the continuing natural development of the problem being treated
 
iatrogenicity
 
n

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iatrogenic i·at·ro·gen·ic (ī-āt'rə-jěn'ĭk)
adj.
Induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy.

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Puerperal fever came to be acknowledged to have one cause, an iatrogenic cause, absence of physician prophylaxis.
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