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

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

neuropsychiatry, neuro-psychiatry (s) (noun); neuropsychiatries, neuro-psychiatries (pl)
1. Psychiatry that relates mental or emotional disturbance to disordered brain function; neurology and psychiatry as a single discipline.
2. The specialty dealing with both organic and psychic disorders of the nervous system; this is an earlier term for psychiatry.

Behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry are disciplines within the clinical neurosciences that focus on the clinical and pathological aspects of neural processes associated with cognition, emotion, and behavior.

Advances in structural and functional brain imaging, clinical electrophysiology, and experimental psychology over the last decades produced a significant growth in the clinical neurosciences, and changed fundamentally the manner in which normal and disturbed cognition, emotion, and behavior are understood clinically.

A lawyer who is an expert in medical cases.
Medical law.
odontoiatry, odontoiatria, odontoiatric
Dental therapeutics or the medical treatment of teeth.
ophthalmiatry, ophthalmiatrics
1. Medical treatment of the eyes or ocular diseases.
2. A reference to ocular therapeutics.
1. A branch of psychiatry concerned especially with the prevention of mental or behavioural disorders.
2. A cross-disciplinary science combining child psychiatry, pediatrics, developmental psychology, and family care devoted to the discovery, prevention, and treatment of mental and psychological disorders in children and adolescents.
otiatrics, otiatric
The nature and principles of the medical treatment of the ears.
1. The medical treatment of the ears.
2. The art of healing diseases of the ears.
pediatric, paediatric (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to or a reference to treating the diseases of children: The Johnsons were happy that there was a pediatric ward in the hospital in their town where they could take their daughter, if necessary.
pediatrician, paediatrician, pediatrist, paediatrist (s) (noun); pediatricians; paediatricians; pediatrists; paediatrists (pl)
A physician who specializes in the treatment of children and their development and care: Dr. Tall at the hospital was an excellent pediatrician who successfully diagnosed various diseases and disorders of children and recommended special treatments to cure them.
pediatrics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The branch of medical science dealing with the study of childhood and the diseases of children: Arthur decided to specialize in pediatrics which is concerned with the diagnoses and treatment of the health and diseases of children during their development from birth through adolescence.
pediatry (s) (noun), pediatries (pl)
The medical care of health disorders of children: Pediatry is a branch of medicine that is devoted to the study of the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses of infants, young children, adolescents, and young adults.
A physician who treats prisoners, as in a penitentiary.
A rarely used term for pediatrics.
philiater (s) (noun), philiaters (pl)
Someone who is interested in the study of medicine; a medical student: Medicine aroused Jack's curiosity and he decided to become a philiater and, as an amateur, learn more about helping people in a medical way.

Related "health" word families and articles: Health: Index; Hygeia > hygiene > health; salu-; sana-, sani-.

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