physician assistant

noun

Definition of physician assistant

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

First Known Use of physician assistant

1958


Medical Dictionary

physician assistant

noun physician as·sis·tant \ -ə-ˈsis-tənt \
variants: also physician's assistant

medical Definition of physician 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

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