iatrogenesis

noun
iat·​ro·​gen·​e·​sis | \ -ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce iatrogenesis (audio) \
plural iatrogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce iatrogeneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of iatrogenesis

: inadvertent and preventable induction of disease or complications by the medical treatment or procedures of a physician or surgeon

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“Iatrogenesis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/iatrogenesis. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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