Iatrogenic meaning

ī-ăt'rə-jĕn'ĭk
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.

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Induced unintentionally in a patient by a physician. Used especially of an infection or other complication of treatment.
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Caused by medical treatment.
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Induced unintentionally in a patient by a physician. Used especially of an infection or other complication of treatment.
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(medicine, of a disease etc.) Induced by the words or actions of the physician.
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Origin of iatrogenic

  • Greek iātros physician –iatric –genic
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek ἰατρός (iatros, “doctor”) +‎ -genic.
    From Wiktionary