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physician's assistant

noun

Simple Definition of physician's assistant

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

Full Definition of physician's assistant

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

1970

First Known Use of physician's assistant

1970


Medical Dictionary

physician's assistant

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noun physician's as·sis·tant \-ə-ˈsis-tənt\

Medical Definition of physician's assistant

  1. :  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



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