Medicine, geriatric
The branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in older people and the problems specific to aging. Also called geriatrics. From the Greek "geron" meaning "old man" + "iatreia" meaning "the treatment of disease.".

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • geriatric — Relating to old age or to geriatrics. * * * ge·ri·at·ric .jer ē a trik, .jir n 1) ge·ri·at·rics pl but sing in constr a branch of medicine that deals with the problems and diseases of old age and aging people compare GERONTOLOGY 2) an aged person …   Medical dictionary

  • Geriatric medicine — The branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in older people and the problems specific to aging. Also called geriatrics. From the Greek geron meaning old man + iatreia meaning the treatment of disease …   Medical dictionary

  • medicine — 1. A drug. 2. The art of preventing or curing disease; the science concerned with disease in all its relations. 3. The study and treatment of general diseases or those affecting the internal parts of the body, especially those not usually… …   Medical dictionary

  • geriatric dentistry — gerodontics …   Medical dictionary

  • geriatric psychiatry — geropsychiatry …   Medical dictionary

  • Geriatric medicine in Egypt — History Geriatric medicine in Egypt as a speciality was introduced in 1982, and in 1984 a geriatrics unit in Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine was established [ [http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/1999/438/feature.htm The Age of reason] ] .Many… …   Wikipedia

  • medicine — /med euh sin/ or, esp. Brit., /med seuhn/, n., v., medicined, medicining. n. 1. any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness; medicament; remedy. 2. the art or science of restoring or preserving health or due physical condition …   Universalium

  • geriatric — I. noun Date: 1909 1. plural but singular in construction a branch of medicine that deals with the problems and diseases of old age and aging people compare gerontology 2. an aged person II. adjective Etymology: Greek gēras old age + English… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • geriatric — ge|ri|at|ric [ˌdʒeriˈætrık] adj [Date: 1900 2000; : Greek; Origin: geras old age + English iatric] 1.) [only before noun] relating to the medical care and treatment of old people ▪ a specialist in geriatric medicine 2.) informal too old to work… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • medicine — noun 1 science of treating/preventing illness ADJECTIVE ▪ modern ▪ advances in modern medicine ▪ traditional ▪ qualified in traditional Chinese medicine ▪ folk …   Collocations dictionary

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