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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Iatrogenic

An example of a heart attack, which can occur ...Image via Wikipedia
Iatrogenic: adjective - a disease or symptom induced unintentionally by a medic's treatment or examination; pertaining to the inducing of disease in this way.

'When Dr Death prescribed a performance enhancing drug for Joanne, her resultant heart attack was described as an iatrogenic event and, in spite of his patient's death, he was found to be not culpable by the board of enquiry.' 

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