paediatrics

n.
the general medicine of childhood. Handling the sick child requires a special approach at every age from birth (or preterm birth) to adolescence and also a proper understanding of parents. It also requires detailed knowledge of genetics, obstetrics, psychological development, management of handicaps at home and in school, and effects of social conditions on child health. The preventive measures associated with all these aspects of paediatrics are the concern of public health physician and community paediatrician. See also child health clinic.
paediatrician n.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • paediatrics — (US pediatrics) ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ the branch of medicine concerned with children and their diseases. DERIVATIVES paediatric adjective paediatrician noun. ORIGIN from Greek pais child + iatros physician …   English terms dictionary

  • paediatrics — [[t]pi͟ːdiæ̱trɪks[/t]] N UNCOUNT (The spelling pediatrics is used in American English. The form paediatric is used as a modifier.) Paediatrics is the area of medicine that is concerned with the treatment of children s illnesses …   English dictionary

  • paediatrics — n. the general medicine of childhood. Handling the sick child requires a special approach at every age from birth (or preterm birth) to adolescence and also a proper understanding of parents. It also requires detailed knowledge of genetics,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • paediatrics — chiefly British variant of pediatrics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paediatrics — pae|di|at|rics BrE pediatrics AmE [ˌpi:diˈætrıks] n [U] the area of medicine that deals with children and their illnesses >paediatric adj ▪ a pediatric hospital …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • paediatrics — pae|di|at|rics [ ,pidi ætrıks ] the British spelling of pediatrics …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paediatrics — pɪːdɪ ætrɪks n. branch of medicine which deals with the health of children …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paediatrics — [ˌpi:dɪ atrɪks] (US pediatrics) plural noun [treated as sing.] the branch of medicine concerned with children and their diseases. Derivatives paediatric adjective paediatrician noun Origin C19: from paedo + Gk iatros phy …   English new terms dictionary

  • paediatrics — BrE pediatrics AmE noun (U) the branch of medicine connected with children and their illnesses paediatric adjective: a pediatric hospital …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • paediatrics — pae·di·at·rics …   English syllables

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