Definitions

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

  • n. The branch of medicine that deals with the care of infants and children and the treatment of their diseases.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of children.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That branch of medical science which treats of the hygiene and diseases of infants and children.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Medical or hygienic treatment of children. Also pediatria, pediatry.

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

  • n. the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek παιδός (paidos), genitive of παις (pais, "child") +‎ -iatrics. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Far and away, the most common cause of incontinence we see in pediatrics is due to dysfunctional voiding.

    Urology Division Research

  • IBD in pediatrics is widely distributed among ethnic groups, most commonly Jewish (n = 57), Italian (n = 55).

    IBD clinical studies: disease demographics

  • See, here in pediatrics, they give him three square meals a day.

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  • And though Alex maintains his stint in pediatrics has nothing to do with him being a softie for the kids, you can judge for yourself when he sings a few bars of a Justin Bieber tune to calm his patient while she's getting an MRI.

    Mega Buzz: Grey's Bieber Connection, an Office Hunk, and the Bones Sniper

  • Clinical and research interests: long-term psychosocial adjustment of young adult survivors of childhood cancer; child and family adjustment to serious pediatric illness; end-of-life care in pediatrics; addressing medical traumatic stress in pediatric patients, families, and professional caregivers.

    Postdoctoral Program

  • The program will accommodate excellent candidates completing a residency in pediatrics or pediatric subspecialty fellowships at the appropriate PGY level.

    Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowships

  • The program is designed for one trainee beyond the PGY 3 level and can accommodate candidates completing a residency in pediatrics or subspecialty fellowships at the appropriate PGY level.

    Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowships

  • The Nutrition Fellowship Training Program is directed toward individuals who have completed their residency training in pediatrics and desire an academic career in clinical nutrition.

    Pediatric Nutrition Fellowship

  • Our fellows and residents are highly trained and are members of one of the most highly competitive training programs, both in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology.

    GI services

  • Rotation site for trainees in pediatrics, emergency medicine, toxicology and pharmacy

    Poison Control Center

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