American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems specific to the aged.
- n. medicine The branch of medicine that focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life. The term itself can be distinguished from gerontology, which is the study of the aging process itself.
- n. Plural form of geriatric; old people.
- n. the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people
- From Ancient Greek γῆρας (gēras, "old age") + ἰατρός (iatros, "physician"); coined in English in 1909 by Ignatz L. Nascher in the New York Medical Journal on the model of pediatrics; correct formation would be gerontiatrics. (Wiktionary)
- Greek gēras, old age; see gerə-1 in Indo-European roots + -iatrics. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There is a pressing shortage of professionals specially trained in geriatrics, especially among physicians.”
“Despite a lack of specialized training in geriatrics, many health care professionals regularly treat older patients.”
“Not everyone in geriatrics works directly with the patient.”
“Only a handful of medical schools require students to take courses in geriatrics.”
“To respond to the Happy Hospitalist's comment, as a FP in Canada you can follow your two year family medicine residency with a third year to improve your skills in a particular patient population such as geriatrics which will help you to manage that complicated 85-yr-old.”
“Though some speeches included words like "geriatrics" and "uxoriousness," the Flesch readability test--designed to measure how difficult a text is to understand--placed them at a fifth-grade reading level.”
“Mnangagwa gave ZANU-PF MP Lazarus Dokora a warning for referring to the country's judges as "geriatrics".”
“A part of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Coler-Goldwater is committed to serving the New York City and surrounding communities while setting the example as a national leader in long-term and sub-acute care with centers of excellence is areas such as geriatrics, rehabilitation, and ventilator dependence.”
“Another group of consultants in the old "off-site" private practice Category 2 who work in some specialties such as geriatrics, and in the midlands, north-west and west, would be in line for pay increases of €77,308 for switching over to the public only contract.”
“I went on to become a public school teacher, and a geriatrics director at a community hospital in Craven County.”
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