physician's assistant

or physician assistant


noun

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

physician's assistant

[ fĭ-zĭshənz ]

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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