- (of a medical disorder) caused by the diagnosis, manner, or treatment of a physician.
Origin of iatrogenic
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- 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
- 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
Word Origin and History for iatrogenic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy.
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