Tuesday, May 04, 2010
iatrogenic adjective [ahy-a-truh-JEN-ik] A malady induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures.
Definitions for iatrogenic
- A malady induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures.
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Citations for iatrogenic
Chronic insomnia thus becomes a self-perpetuating and/or iatrogenic condition as sufferers are prescribed (or acquire) hypnotics for transient sleeplessness, and then develop an ongoing problem getting to sleep without chemical aid.
It is very common to see dogs develop iatrogenic Cushing's as a result of long term use of corticosteroids (Prednisone.)
Origin of iatrogenic
Iatrogenic stems from the Greek iatros, physician.