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physiatrics

[fiz-ee-a-triks] /ˌfɪz iˈæ trɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; phys(i)- + -iatrics
Related forms
physiatric, physiatrical, adjective
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  • physiatric evaluations were completed postoperatively on all patients.
British Dictionary definitions for physiatric

physiatrics

/ˌfɪzɪˈætrɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) (med, US) another name for physiotherapy
Derived Forms
physiatric, physiatrical, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from physio- + -iatrics
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physiatric in Medicine

physiatrics phys·i·at·rics (fĭz'ē-āt'rĭks)
n.

  1. See physical medicine.

  2. See physical therapy.

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