or physician assistant
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
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Medicine definitions for physician's assistant
[ fĭ-zĭsh′ənz ]
n. pl. physicians' assistants
A person trained and licensed to provide basic medical services, usually under the supervision of a physician.
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