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physician's assistant

noun

: a person who provides basic medical care and who usually works with a doctor

Full Definition of PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT

:  a person certified to provide basic medical services usually under the supervision of a licensed physician —called also PA, physician assistant

First Known Use of PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT

1970

physician's assistant

noun physician's as·sis·tant \-ə-ˈsis-tənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT

:  a specially trained person who is certified to provide basic medical services (as the diagnosis and treatment of common ailments) usually under the supervision of a licensed physician—called also PA

Variants of PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT

physician's as·sis·tant or physician assistant

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