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Definition of "clinician" [clinician]

  • A health professional, such as a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or nurse, involved in clinical practice, as distinguished from one specializing in research. (noun)
  • A health professional who practices at a clinic. (noun)

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 "clinician" in a sentence
  • "If either of these things happens, follow the directions in your package insert, consider taking emergency contraception, and call your clinician."
  • "Of equal interest to the clinician is the fact that whereas the DSM system for antisocial (or sociopathic) personality relies solely on historical, social class-related diagnostic criteria (e.g., truancy, drug abuse, criminality), the Tyrer system provides some cross-sectional behaviors that can be directly observed by the examiner (e.g., irritability, callousness)."
  • "The drugs are then administered to the patient by a nurse or 'clinician' who may or may not be licensed."