physician's assistant

physician's assistant

noun
a person trained to perform under the supervision of a physician many clinical procedures traditionally performed by a physician, as diagnosing and treating minor ailments. Abbreviation: PA
Also, physician assistant.
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physician's assistant phy·si·cian's assistant (fĭ-zĭsh'ənz)
n. pl. physicians' assistants

Abbr. PA, P.A. A person trained and licensed to provide basic medical services, usually under the supervision of a physician.

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