iatrogenic

adjective
iat·​ro·​gen·​ic | \ (ˌ)ī-ˌa-trə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce iatrogenic (audio) \

Definition of iatrogenic

: induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures an iatrogenic rash

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Other Words from iatrogenic

iatrogenesis \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌa-​trō-​ˈje-​nə-​səs How to pronounce iatrogenesis (audio) \ noun
iatrogenically \ (ˌ)ī-​ˌa-​trə-​ˈje-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce iatrogenically (audio) \ adverb

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In the 21st century, patients with throat infections are no longer being bled to death by misguided doctors, like the unfortunate George Washington. But iatrogenic injury and death still remain serious risks. Because of a doctor's bad handwriting, a patient may be given the wrong powerful drug. The sheer number of drugs on the market has led to dangerous drug interactions, which often occur when one doctor doesn't know what another is doing. Too many patients go to the hospital for some common treatment and pick up an antibiotic-resistant staph infection. And let's not even think about those unlucky patients who wake up to find that the surgeon has removed the wrong foot.

First Known Use of iatrogenic

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iatrogenic

Greek iatros physician + English -genic

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The first known use of iatrogenic was in 1924

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iatrogenic

adjective
iat·​ro·​gen·​ic | \ (ˌ)ī-ˌa-trə-ˈjen-ik also (ˌ)ē-\

Medical Definition of iatrogenic

: induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures an iatrogenic rash

Other Words from iatrogenic

iatrogenically \ -​ˈjen-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce iatrogenically (audio) \ adverb
iatrogenicity \ -​jə-​ˈnis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce iatrogenicity (audio) \ noun, plural iatrogenicities

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