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iatrogenic

[ahy-a-truh-jen-ik, ee-a-] /aɪˌæ trəˈdʒɛn ɪk, iˌæ-/
adjective
1.
(of a medical disorder) caused by the diagnosis, manner, or treatment of a physician.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; iatro- + -genic
Related forms
iatrogenicity
[ahy-a-troh-juh-nis-i-tee, ee-a-] /aɪˌæ troʊ dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti, iˌæ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • Puerperal fever came to be acknowledged to have one cause, an iatrogenic cause, absence of physician prophylaxis.
British Dictionary definitions for iatrogenic

iatrogenic

/aɪˌætrəʊˈdʒɛnɪk/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
iatrogenicity (aɪˌætrəʊdʒɪˈnɪsɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for iatrogenic
adj.

1920, from iatro- + -genic.

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iatrogenic in Medicine

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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