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

1958

First Known Use of physician assistant

1958


Medical Dictionary

physician assistant

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

physician's assistant

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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 PA


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