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iatrogenic Syllabification: i·at·ro·gen·ic
Pronunciation: /īˌatrəˈjenik/

Definition of iatrogenic in English:


Of or relating to illness caused by medical examination or treatment.
Example sentences
  • This means significant cost savings in medications and possible iatrogenic side effects.
  • Blood tests can induce iatrogenic anaemia in patients, are time consuming for staff, and are costly.
  • By encouraging better adherence, our pharmacists may have precipitated iatrogenic illness that previously had been avoided.


Pronunciation: /īˌatrəˈjenəsis/
Example sentences
  • Familiarity with these commonly-occurring disorders helps the nurse prevent unnecessary iatrogenesis and promote optimal function of the aging patient.
  • Clinical iatrogenesis is the injury done to patients by ineffective, toxic, and unsafe treatments.
  • A thorough assessment is essential to rule out iatrogenesis and treatable contributing causes.
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