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iatrogenesis

noun iat·ro·gen·e·sis \ -ˈjen-ə-səs \

medical Definition of iatrogenesis

plural iatrogeneses play \-ˌsēz\
: inadvertent and preventable induction of disease or complications by the medical treatment or procedures of a physician or surgeon

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