iatro-, iater-, -iatria, -iatric, -iatrician, -iatrics, -iatrist, -iatry; -iatricians, -iatrists, -iatries +

(Greek: physician; heal, cure, treat; medical healing)

chiroiatry, chiriatry
1. Medical treatment of the hand or hands.
2. Healing by the laying on of hands.
The branch of medicine that deals with the systematic gain of body weight.
cyniatria, cyniatrics, cyniatric
1. A branch of veterinary medicine that specializes in the treatment of dogs.
2. The study of canine diseases.
Someone who specializes in the field or study of the treatment of skin diseases.
A veterinarian dealing with wild animals.
A branch of veterinary medicine dealing with domestic animals.
A doctor who treats the health problems of travelers.
emporiatrics, emporiatric
That branch of medicine which treats of the health problems of travelers about the world.
1. The branch of medicine that treats the development and pathology of adolescence; the specialty of diseases of adolescents.
2. A branch of medicine consisting of the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of youth (18-25 years).
Another term for psychiatrics.
Another term for psychiatry; coined by Adolf Meyer who was a Psychiatrist Physician concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the mind including psychosis, behavioral disorders, emotional maladjustments and other mental problems.

Adolf Meyer, M.D., LL.D., (September 13, 1866 in Niederweningen, near Zurich, Switzerland - March 17, 1950), was a Swiss psychiatrist who rose to prominence as the president of the American Psychiatric Association and was one of the most influential figures in psychiatry in the first half of the twentieth century.

His focus on collecting detailed case histories on patients is the most prominent of his contributions; along with his insistence that patients could best be understood through consideration of their life situations.

—Information located in Wikipedia.
ethnopsychiatry (s) (noun), ethnopsychiatries (pl) also, comparative psychiatry, cross-cultural psychiatry
The study of the effects of culture on psychiatric disorders and their manifestations.
1. A doctor who specializes in medical care of senior citizens.
2. A physician who specializes in the diseases of old age.
3. An expert in geriatrics.
The branch of medicine concerned with the medical problems and care of the aged.
geriatrics (pl) (noun) (plural used as a singular)
The branch of medicine concerned with the medical problems and care of senior citizens: Geriatrics involves all the aspects of aging, including physiological, pathological, psychological, economic, and sociological problems.

The importance of geriatrics is emphasized by the fact that the expected lifespans of more people are increasing.

Dealing with the problems of old age.
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