Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Induced unintentionally in a patient by a physician. Used especially of an infection or other complication of treatment.

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  • adjective medicine, of a disease, etc. Induced by the words or actions of the physician.

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

Etymologies

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

[Greek iātros, physician; see –iatric + –genic.]

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From Ancient Greek ἰατρός (iatros, "doctor") +‎ -genic.

Examples

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  • Many times I have had extremely iatrogenic high blood pressure

    February 23, 2009

  • "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