pe·​di·​at·​ric | \ ˌpē-dē-ˈa-trik How to pronounce pediatric (audio) \

Definition of pediatric

1 : of, relating to, or specializing in pediatrics or its practice pediatric dermatology a pediatric nurse
2 : of, relating to, affecting, or being an infant, child, or adolescent pediatric patients pediatric cancers

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One of the recipients of the royal bouquets were pediatric cancer patients at the Ronald McDonald House. Vogue, "Meghan Markle’s Baby Shower Gift Bags Reportedly Contained Some Serious Swag," 28 Feb. 2019 One 10-year study conducted on using keto to manage pediatric epilepsy found the following GI side effects over time: constipation, high triglyceride levels, high cholesterol, diarrhea, lethargy, iron deficiency, vomiting, and kidney stones. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "9 Keto Diet Dangers Nutritionists Want You to Know About," 2 Jan. 2019 Last year’s first pediatric hot-car death happened in February in Miami, Mr. Null says. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "Despite Prevention Efforts, Hot-Car Casualties Are Rising," 11 Feb. 2019 This will typically be what’s known as a pediatric speculum. Jessica Wakeman, SELF, "Ob/Gyns Share 11 Ways to Make a Pap Smear Easier on You and Your Vagina," 11 Jan. 2019 The group of 66,000 pediatric specialists has designated Thursday as ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day, in an attempt to curb gun injuries and deaths, which happen at an alarming rate in the United States. Heidi Stevens,, "Before summer playdates, ask if there are unlocked guns, pediatricians recommend," 20 June 2018 Shaprio is a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Yale School of Medicine. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Tick bite causes girl to become temporarily paralyzed," 8 June 2018 These diseases were treated by pediatric specialists and wouldn’t be part of my life as a cardiologist. Vibhav Rangarajan, STAT, "The ‘cruel joke’ of compassionate use and right to try: Pharma companies don’t have to comply," 5 June 2018 The correct studies to use to compare Soliris with OMS721 do not include Jodele et al because that study was in pediatric patients whereas OMS721’s results were in (typically older) adults, whose prognosis is far poorer. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "Omeros is bullish on its plan for speedy approval of a rare disease drug. Its plan has flaws," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of pediatric

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of pediatric

medical : of or relating to the medical care or illnesses of children


variants: or chiefly British paediatric \ ˌpēd-​ē-​ˈa-​trik How to pronounce paediatric (audio) \

Medical Definition of pediatric

: of or relating to pediatrics

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