- the branch of medicine dealing with the diseases, debilities, and care of aged persons.
- the study of the physical processes and problems of aging; gerontology.
Origin of geriatrics
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Examples from the Web for geriatrician
As a geriatrician, I spend my time exploring life beyond adulthood.How an iPod Can Fight Alzheimer’s and Dementia
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I need to be more educated about eating disorders and violence prevention than a geriatrician, for example.Today’s Clean-Cut Teens: Less Sex, Less Drugs
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On her sleeve she wore the badge of geriatrician, with the motto, "To Care for the Aged."Life Sentence
- a physician who specializes in geriatric medicine
- (functioning as singular) the branch of medical science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting older peopleCompare gerontology
The term geriatric medicine is often used nowadays in preference to geriatrics
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Word Origin and History for geriatrician
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- The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems specific to old age.
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- The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the elderly.
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