iatro-, iater-, -iatria, -iatric, -iatrician, -iatrics, -iatrist, -iatry; -iatricians, -iatrists, -iatries +
(Greek: physician; heal, cure, treat; medical healing)
2. The study of chemistry in relation to physiologic and pathologic processes, and the treatment of disease by chemical substance as practiced by a school of medical thought in the 17th century.
3. Denoting a school of medicine practicing iatrochemistry.
Science is a flickering light in our darkness, it is but the only one we have and woe to him who would put it out.
Adverse side effects and dangerous interactions between drugs are probably the most common types of iatrogenic illnesses.2. Any adverse mental or physical condition induced in a patient through the effects of treatment by a physician or surgeon; for example, chemotherapy, often used to attenuate or cure a cancer, initiates a process that causes the individual to become severely ill.
In an elderly person, a fall can lead to the use of restraints and bedrest, which can cause thrombophlebitis [inflammation of a vein in conjunction with the formation of a thrombus (a blood clot that obstructs a blood vessel)].
The use of a Foley catheter for incontinence can create a urinary tract infection and septic shock.
2. Denoting response to medical or surgical treatment, induced by the treatment itself; usually used for unfavorable responses.
3. Originally applied to disorders induced in the patient by autosuggestion based on the physician’s examination, manner, or discussion.
The term is now applied to any adverse condition in a patient occurring as the result of treatment by a physician or surgeon; especially, to infections acquired by the patient during the course of treatment.4. Created as a result of medical treatment; such as, certain antibiotic-resistant microorganisms.
5. A reference to a medical problem caused by a doctor's diagnosis or treatment.
6. Caused inadvertently by medical treatment; such as, an infection, a complication, etc.
The physician may tell the patient that he has an enlarged heart, for example, or low blood pressure, or a glandular disturbance, and such information may provide a central point around which the patient builds a neurosis or psychosis.
2. A rarely used term for medical science.
3. The science of, or a treatise on, medicine.
2. Relating to or holding a mathematical theory of medicine; applied to a school of physicians that arose in Italy in the 17th century, whose system of physiology and medicine was founded on the principles of mathematics and mechanics.
One fear or iatromisia about going to see doctors is because patients associate them with illnesses or injuries and so they are afraid of getting germs or diseases from them or other patients who are in the waiting room.
2. Etymology: from Greek iatro-, "physician, medicine" + Greek misos, "hatred"; from miseo, "I hate".