Definition of paediatrics in English:

paediatrics

(US pediatrics)

plural noun

  • [treated as singular] The branch of medicine dealing with children and their diseases.

    • ‘In addition, the clinics have ‘outpatient specialists,’ most often in internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, and otorhinolaryngology.’
    • ‘In primary care, no major changes are proposed except possibly ending single handed practice and encouraging general practitioners to specialise in paediatrics and gynaecology.’
    • ‘Dr. Koranyi is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.’
    • ‘I also have clinical experience in oncology, pediatrics, critical care, and community health.’
    • ‘Fortunately, advances in obstetrics and neonatology, the branch of pediatrics that deals with newborns, have improved the chances for survival for even these smallest babies.’
    • ‘Physicians were in what are considered primary care specialties in the United States: internal medicine, family practice, general practice, paediatrics, and obstetrics and gynaecology.’
    • ‘During year 3, all students study medicine, surgery, paediatrics, women's health, general practice, and liaison psychiatry.’
    • ‘At Pontefract, Shipman trained in general medicine, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology before moving to Todmorden in West Yorkshire where he worked as a GP.’
    • ‘They come from various fields of medicine including internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, gynaecology, epidemiology and Traditional Chinese Medicine.’
    • ‘I had been in Kenya as a medical student, and when I was a resident, one of our attending physicians at Penn State took residents twice a year to Honduras, trying to set up a pediatrics orthopedic clinic.’
    • ‘I came across this when I was working in paediatrics in the neonatal intensive care units where the pre-term infants are much more susceptible to haemorrhages in the white matter of their brain.’
    • ‘Some physical therapists have additional training and education in certain specialties, such as pediatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, or rehabilitation.’
    • ‘I worked in pediatrics in physical therapy for four years, and I love babies.’
    • ‘He practices developmental-behavioral pediatrics in a community health center in Boulder, Colo.’
    • ‘The remaining members will be senior professionals in fields such as general medicine, paediatrics, clinical pharmacology, analytical chemistry, biological science, and herbal medicine.’
    • ‘Seizures occurring with fever are the most common neurological disorder in paediatrics, affecting 2-4% of all children in Britain and the United States.’
    • ‘The remainder of this multiauthored volume is an ambitious review of topics in medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics.’
    • ‘Considering the health of patients, doctors said that the priority was to keep flowers out of certain wards, including gynecology, respiratory diseases, dermatology and pediatrics.’
    • ‘Dr. Johnson said she ‘loves pediatrics, geriatrics, the whole spectrum of family medicine.’’
    • ‘Their training consisted of a rotating internship for a year in which they learned surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, and medicine.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from paedo- ‘of children’ + Greek iatros physician + -ics.

Pronunciation:

paediatrics

/ˌpiːdɪˈatrɪks/