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ger·i·at·rics

 (jĕr′ē-ăt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems specific to the aged.

[Greek gēras, old age; see gerə- in Indo-European roots + -iatrics.]

geriatrics

(ˌdʒɛrɪˈætrɪks)
n
(Medicine) (functioning as singular) the branch of medical science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting older people. Compare gerontology
Usage: The term geriatric medicine is often used nowadays in preference to geriatrics

ger•i•at•rics

(ˌdʒɛr iˈæ trɪks, ˌdʒɪər-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the branch of medicine dealing with the debilities and care of aged persons.
2. the study of the physical processes and problems of aging; gerontology.
[1905–10]
ger`i•a•tri′cian (-əˈtrɪʃ ən) ger`i•at′rist, n.

geriatrics

1. the science dealing with the diseases, debilities, and care of aged persons.
2. the study of the physical process and problems of aging; gerontology. — geriatrie, adj. — geriatrist, geriatrician, geriatry, n.
See also: Old Age
1. the science dealing with the diseases, debilities, and care of aged persons.
2. the study of the physical process and problems of aging; gerontology. — geriatrie, adj. — geriatrist, geriatrician, geriatry, n.
See also: Medical Specialties
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geriatrics - the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Translations
طِب الشّيْخوخَه
geriatrie
geriatri
gerijatrija
geriátria
öldrunarlækningar
老人医学
노인병학노인의학
geriatrijageriatrinis
geriatrija
geriatria
geriatriyaşlılık hekimliği

geriatrics

[ˌdʒerɪˈætrɪks] NSINGgeriatría f

geriatrics

n singGeriatrie f, → Altersheilkunde f

geriatrics

[ˌdʒɛrɪˈætrɪks] nsggeriatria

geriatrics

(dʒeriˈӕtriks) noun singular
the branch of medicine concerned with the diseases of old age.
ˌgeriˈatric adjective
for the very old (and ill). a geriatric hospital.

ger·i·at·rics

n. geriatría, rama de la medicina que trata de las enfermedades y de los problemas que se manifiestan en la vejez.

geriatrics

n geriatría, rama de la medicina que se ocupa del envejecimiento y sus enfermedades
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