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bar·i·at·rics

 (băr′ē-ăt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.


bar′i·at′ric adj.
bar′i·a·tri′cian (-ə-trĭsh′ən) n.
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bar•i•at•rics

(ˌbær iˈæ trɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases.
[1965–70; < Greek bár(os) weight (compare baro-) + -iatrics]
bar`i•at′ric, adj.
bar`i•a•tri′cian (-əˈtrɪʃ ən) n.
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bariatrie
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Green is a Clinical Bariatrician, Board Certified Pediatrician and Founder and President of The Orlando Institute of Weight Management and Metabolic Medicine in Orlando, Florida.
Jessica Bartfield, MD, bariatrician at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care, said that now it is known that excess adipose (fat) tissue is active rather than inert.
She also served as the chair of the American Board of Bariatric Medicine and was named the Bariatrician of the Year in 2000.