iatrogenesis

'Iatrogenic' refers to the use of drugs and has come to mean that the drugs or treatments used have contributed not to the cure but to the continuing or worsening of the condition. In the 1980s Australian physicians coined the word 'iatrogenesis' believing that the principle cause of the 'epidemic' of 'RSI' in Australia was due to poor diagnosis on …...

Iatrogenesis

Iatrogenesis or iatrogenic effect (k; a Greek term, meaning `brought forth by the healer`) is any consequence of medical treatment or advice to a patient. Some iatrogenic effects are clearly defined and easily recognized, such as a complication following a surgical procedure (e.g., lymphedema as a result of breast cancer surgery). Less obvious o.....
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iatrogenesis

iatrogenesis 1. Refers to any illness, injury, or fatality that is the direct result of medical intervention (doctor induced), ranging from inappropriate treatment to harmful drug interaction, misinterpretation of a lab test, or a fatal reaction to an injection of penicillin or other medication. Adverse side effects and dangerous interactions betwe...
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iatrogenesis

'Iatrogenic' refers to the use of drugs and has come to mean that the drugs or treatments used have contributed not to the cure but to the continuing or worsening of the condition. In the 1980s Australian physicians coined the word 'iatrogenesis' believing that the principle cause of the 'epidemic' of 'RSI' in Australia was due to poor diagnosis on...
Found on http://rsi.org.uk/medical_glossary/medgloss2_I.html
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