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physician assistant

noun

Definition of physician assistant

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



1970

First Known Use of physician assistant

1970


Medical Dictionary

physician assistant

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

Medical Definition of physician 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



Variants of physician assistant

also physician's assistant play

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