Definition of iatrogenic in English:



  • Relating to illness caused by medical examination or treatment.

    • ‘This means significant cost savings in medications and possible iatrogenic side effects.’
    • ‘This condition is defined as an iatrogenic complication of ovarian stimulation.’
    • ‘Blood tests can induce iatrogenic anaemia in patients, are time consuming for staff, and are costly.’
    • ‘The authors attribute this incongruity to the higher rate of iatrogenic preterm deliveries in the untreated group.’
    • ‘By encouraging better adherence, our pharmacists may have precipitated iatrogenic illness that previously had been avoided.’