Medical Dictionary: Iatrogenic


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Iatrogenic: Referring to a medical condition resulting from medical treatment.
Introduction: An iatrogenic condition is one that occurs as a result of medical intervention of some type. For example, the term "iatrogenic" can be used to refer to surgical errors, complications of surgery, complications of medical tests, but is not usually used to refer to drug adverse reactions or drug side effects. Iatrogenic does not necessarily mean resulting from any medical mistake or medical error, as there are inherent risks in various medical procedures, investigations, and treatments.
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