Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy. Used especially of an infection or other complication of treatment.

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  • adj. Induced by the words or actions of the physician.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. induced by a physician's words or therapy (used especially of a complication resulting from treatment)

Etymologies

Greek iātros, physician; see -iatric + -genic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἰατρός (iatros, "doctor") +‎ -genic. (Wiktionary)

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  • "The pill entered the market in 1996 and quickly became an iatrogenic disaster."
    "The Antidote" by Ian Frazier, p 62 of the New Yorker's September 8, 2014 issue

    September 7, 2014

  • Many times I have had extremely iatrogenic high blood pressure

    February 23, 2009