gerontology


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ger·on·tol·o·gy

 (jĕr′ən-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
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.

gerontology

(ˌdʒɛrɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Medicine) the scientific study of ageing and the problems associated with older people. Compare geriatrics
gerontological, gerontologic adj
ˌgeronˈtologist n

ger•on•tol•o•gy

(ˌdʒɛr ənˈtɒl ə dʒi, ˌdʒɪər-)

n.
the study of aging and the problems of aged people.
[1900–05]
ge•ron•to•log•i•cal (dʒəˌrɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
ger`on•tol′o•gist, n.

gerontology

the branch of science that studies aging and the special problems of the aged. Also called gerocomy. — gerontologist, n.gerontological, adj.
See also: Old Age

gerontology

The study of human aging and the elderly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gerontology - 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

gerontology

[ˌdʒerɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] Ngerontología f

gerontology

[ˌdʒɛrənˈtɒlədʒi] ngérontologie f

gerontology

nGerontologie f

gerontology

[ˌdʒɛrɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] ngerontologia

ger·on·tol·o·gy

n. gerontología. V.: geriatrics

gerontology

n gerontología, estudio del envejecimiento
References in periodicals archive ?
Respondents generally perceived a need for a general gerontology course in their curriculum, but opposed having it included in the recognized curricula used in accreditation processes.
It surveys a considerable secondary literature on the aged and offers a critical look at works ranging from historical demography and economic history to cultural history, social gerontology, and the history of the welfare state.
Rather than a specific theory or method, then, narrative gerontology is best understood as a lens through which to view the aging process, a unique way of seeing what aging involves.
In 1957, only 57 institutions offered courses in gerontology (Donohue, 1960).
The idea for the EAMA was originally created by the Group of European Professors in Medical Gerontology in 1992 [1].
Robin holds a BFA in interior design and has an masters in architecture with a minor in gerontology.
In short, proper training regarding basic gerontology and the problems that face our elders on a daily basis is greatly needed.
Includes papers presented at 13th Congress of the Association of Biomedical Gerontology
AGED CARE residents must be allowed time to share stories with their carers, says registered nurse (RN) and gerontology specialist Kathy Peri, a speaker at the Selwyn Foundation's Gerontology Nursing conference in Auckland on August 24.
Implementing agency : PHI Gerontology Institute 13 November Skopje
Kyrgyzstan needs gerontology services development, said Chair of the Public Association for Social Welfare named after Fomova Irina Politi.