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The scientific study of the biological, psychological, and sociological phenomena associated with old age and aging.

ge·ron′to·log′i·cal (jə-rŏn′tə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), ge·ron′to·log′ic (-lŏj′ĭk) adj.
ger′on·tol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.gerontological - of or relating to or practicing geriatrics; "geriatric hospital"
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Cheever (2010) Gerontologically Specific Author(s)/Year of Publication Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing E.
The older prisoner's physical, social, and psychological needs are complex and necessitate gerontologically based service delivery systems (Kerbs, 2000b).