- The definition of iatrogenic is a complication that happens to a person after getting medical treatment.
An example of iatrogenic is nausea caused by chemotherapy.
iatrogenic definition by Webster's New World
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caused by medical treatment: said esp. of symptoms, ailments, or disorders induced by drugs or surgery
Origin: iatro- plush -genic
iatrogenic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy. Used especially of an infection or other complication of treatment.
Origin: Greek iātros, physician; see -iatric + -genic.
- i·atˌro·genˈi·cal·ly adverb
iatrogenic - Medical Definition
Induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy.