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Definition of "iatrogenic" [iatrogenic]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "iatrogenic" in a sentence
  • "Haldol has been documented in shrinking peoples brains which you know is called iatrogenic illness."
  • "It's called iatrogenic illness but these doctors who're causing the illness haven't a clue because they are surgeons."
  • "In real medicine it's called iatrogenic disease, disease produced by the application of medical intervention."