Induced inadvertently by the medical treatment or procedures or actvity of a physician. Originally applied to disorders induced in the patient by autosuggestion based on the physician's examination, manner or discussion, the term is now applied to any adverse condition in a patient occurring as the result of treatment by a physician or surgeon, especially to infections acquired by the patient during the course of treatment.
Origin: Gr. Gennan = to produce
(11 Mar 2008)
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