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general practitioner

n. Abbr. GP
A physician whose practice is not oriented to a specific medical specialty but instead covers a variety of medical problems in patients of all ages. Also called family doctor.

general practitioner

n
(Medicine) a physician who does not specialize but has a medical practice (general practice) in which he or she deals with all illnesses. Informal name: family doctor Abbreviation: GP

gen′eral practi′tioner


n.
a medical practitioner whose practice is not limited to any specific branch of medicine. Abbr.: G.P.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.general practitioner - a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses
country doctor - a doctor who practices in the country (rather than in a city) usually remote from a modern hospital; "do country doctors still make house calls?"
doc, doctor, physician, Dr., MD, medico - a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
family doctor - a general practitioner who treats all the family members
Translations
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general practitioner

nmedico generico; (personal doctor) → medico di famiglia

general

(ˈdʒenərəl) adjective
1. of, involving etc all, most or very many people, things etc. The general feeling is that he is stupid; His general knowledge is good although he is not good at mathematics.
2. covering a large number of cases. a general rule.
3. without details. I'll just give you a general idea of the plan.
4. (as part of an official title) chief. the Postmaster General.
noun
in the British army, (a person of) the rank next below field marshal. General Smith.
ˈgeneralize, ˈgeneralise verb
1. to make a general rule etc that can be applied to many cases, based on a number of cases. He's trying to generalize from only two examples.
2. to talk (about something) in general terms. We should stop generalizing and discuss each problem separately.
ˌgeneraliˈzation, ˌgeneraliˈsation noun
ˈgenerally adverb
usually; by most people; on the whole. He is generally disliked; He generally wins.
General Certificate of EducationGCEgeneral election
an election in which the voters in every constituency are involved.
general practitionerGPgeneral store
a shop that sells a wide range of goods.
as a general rule
usually; in most cases. As a general rule, we don't employ unskilled workers.
in general
usually; in most cases; most of (a group of people etc). People in general were not very sympathetic; People were in general not very sympathetic.
the general public
the people of a town, country etc, considered as a group.
References in classic literature ?
Called upon to choose between the course indicated by a physician who is making his five thousand a year, and who is certain of the next medical baronetcy, and the advice volunteered by an obscure general practitioner at the East End of London, who is not making his five hundred a year--need I stop to inform you of her ladyship's decision?
As a general practitioner, he might have bought a comfortable business, with a house and snug surgery-shop attached; but the son-in-law of Lady Malkinshaw was obliged to hold up his head, and set up his carriage, and live in a street near a fashionable square, and keep an expensive and clumsy footman to answer the door, instead of a cheap and tidy housemaid.
He believed that the general practitioner who attended the family, and had called him in when the case grew serious, had treated Henrietta unskilfully, but professional etiquette bound him so strongly that, sooner than betray his colleague's inefficiency, he would have allowed him to decimate London.
The young men who were sent down to him knew only hospital practice; and they came with the unconcealed scorn for the General Practitioner which they had absorbed in the air at the hospital; but they had seen only the complicated cases which appeared in the wards; they knew how to treat an obscure disease of the suprarenal bodies, but were helpless when consulted for a cold in the head.
Wood, a brisk and capable general practitioner from the village.
The grand opening of the office of a general practitioner was held today in the village of Korenevschino.
We asked ourselves how rapid diagnostic tests might help solve this problem," says Jan Verbakel, general practitioner and postdoctoral researcher at the KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine.
Mechichi underlined the decisive role of the general practitioner or family doctor in strengthening primary health services.
Moulton, a freelance general practitioner, general practitioner appraiser, and lecturer in the UK, provides primary care physicians and nurses in the UK with a guide to consultation skills.
Music Law for the General Practitioner was written as a primer to music industry issues faced by general practitioner lawyers (important point: not music industry educators).
Dubai: A general practitioner at a well-known hospital in Dubai has been cleared of ending the life of a female patient when he refused to resuscitate her and she died of shortage of oxygen.
General practitioner exams in the United Kingdom are coming under scrutiny after an independent investigation found racial discrepancies that some say prove the exams are unfair to minority medical students.

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