geno-, gen-, genit-, gener-, -gen
(Greek > Latin: race, kind; line of descent; origin, creation; pertaining to sexual relations, reproduction, or heredity; and more recently, a gene or genes)
2. Formed from both the tissues and the blood.
2. Having the same kind of constituent elements, or being similar in nature.
3. Having a uniform composition or structure.
2. A mode of reproduction in which the offspring are like the parent and have the same cycle of existence.
3. Non-alternation of generations; the succession of morphologically similar generations.
2. To become or to cause something to become homogeneous.
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.