Monday, April 9, 2018

What does "Iatrogenic: Mean?

The etimology (origin) of the word, "iatrogenic" is from the Greek:
iatros - physician
genic - English
iat·ro·gen·ic \  ī-ˌa-trə-ˈjen-ik adjective  
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Iatrogenic (Merriam-Webster)

"induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures

iatrogenically

jen-i-k(ə-)lēadverb

iatrogenicity

jə-ˈnis-ət-ē \ noun

In other words, the physician did it.

Examples of Iatrogenic Events:

  • George Washington was blood-let by physicians who thought they were saving him. His death was iatrogenic.
  • The pharmacist misread the doctor's handwriting and gave the patient the wrong drug. The patient got the wrong drug due to an iatrogenic handwriting error.
  • (Extreme case) The surgeon amputated the wrong leg. The mistake was iatrogenic.

What made you want to know what 'Iatrogenic' means?

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