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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 elderly people.

[Greek gēras, old age; see gerə- in Indo-European roots + -iatrics.]
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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Translations
طِب الشّيْخوخَه
geriatrie
geriatri
gerijatrija
geriátria
öldrunarlækningar
老人医学
노인병학노인의학
geriatrijageriatrinis
geriatrija
geriatria
geriatriyaşlılık hekimliği

geriatrics

[ˌdʒerɪˈætrɪks] NSINGgeriatría f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

geriatrics

n singGeriatrie f, → Altersheilkunde f
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geriatrics

[ˌdʒɛrɪˈætrɪks] nsggeriatria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

geriatrics

n geriatría, rama de la medicina que se ocupa del envejecimiento y sus enfermedades
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Your Medicare plan can confirm if there are any geriatricians in your area, but don't despair if there isn't one.
Angara said he is alarmed over the lack of professionals specializing in the care of elderly in the country, saying the government now seems to be facing a serious shortage of geriatricians or medical doctors who are specially trained to evaluate and manage the unique healthcare needs and treatment preferences of older people.
This exclusion means that geriatricians often don't have the necessary information to provide their patients with the best treatments and have to rely on guesswork instead.
Geriatricians have highlighted important steps that can be taken to prevent early ageing and geriatric problems such as osteoporosis later on in life.
From November 2012 through June 2013, five physicians in two academic practices--three geriatricians and two general internists--each utilized physician partners over a total of 326 four-horn clinic sessions.
Abdulla and Rai, geriatricians in the UK, assemble 19 chapters in this handbook on the biology of aging and its clinical implications, meant to help doctors training in geriatric medicine, practicing geriatricians, nurses, and others separate aging from disease.
Wilner is looking for geriatricians to work at Summit ElderCare, a health care program aimed at keeping frail seniors out of nursing homes.
LANI ROSE R DIZON DOHA WITH most of medical students and new doctors in the Middle East shying away from specialising in healthcare for the elderly, countries in the region are experiencing a shortage of trained geriatricians.
"In this time of rising health care costs, spiraling deficits, poor research funding, and an ever increasing shortage of geriatricians, all of us must be strong advocates for the highest quality care for our expanding numbers of elders with cancer," they concluded.
The usefulness of assessing gait speed is obvious for geriatricians and primary care physicians, but other specialists may also find it helpful.
Geriatricians, physicians with advanced training in the care of seniors, and other eldercare providers are in short supply nationwide.

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