• synonyms

physician's assistant

or physician assistant

  1. 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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physician's assistant in Medicine

physician's assistant

n. pl. physicians' assistants
  1. A person trained and licensed to provide basic medical services, usually under the supervision of a physician.
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