Geriatrician



[jer-ee-a-triks, jeer-] /ˌdʒɛr iˈæ trɪks, ˌdʒɪər-/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of medicine dealing with the diseases, debilities, and care of aged persons.
2.
the study of the physical processes and problems of aging; gerontology.
/ˌdʒɛrɪəˈtrɪʃən/
noun
1.
a physician who specializes in geriatric medicine
/ˌdʒɛrɪˈætrɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of medical science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting older people Compare gerontology
n.

coined 1909 by Austrian-born doctor Ignatz L. Nascher (1863-1944) in “New York Medical Journal” on the model of pediatrics (cf. -ics), from the same elements found in geriatric (q.v.). The correct formation would be gerontiatrics.

geriatrics ger·i·at·rics (jěr’ē-āt’rĭks)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems specific to old age. Also called presbyatrics.
geriatrics
(jěr’ē-āt’rĭks)
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the elderly.

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