a response by a patient to one or more of the following causes: (1) medical treatment, (2) surgical treatment, (3) a procedure to help diagnose something, (4) a doctor, (5) a surgeon, and (6) exposure to the environment of a health care facility. The response is usually a bad one and the cause is usually accidental.
Induced in a patient by a physician's words or actions. Literally, physician-generated. (From the Greek: iatros=physician + genic=generation.) Detailed definition is provided due to a word-related learning-disability common to most MHPs-- few seem capable of grasping the meaning of "iatrogenic," particularly when a situation necessitates appending to it the word "damage," "trauma," "destruction," or "death." This occurs all too often.
a term used to describe a disease, disorder, or medical condition that is a direct result of medical treatment