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geriatrics

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Hospital
geriatricsge‧ri‧at‧rics /ˌdʒeriˈætrɪks/ noun [uncountable]  MHOLD/NOT YOUNGthe medical treatment and care of old peoplegerontologyGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?Geriatrics is followed by a singular verb: Geriatrics is a growth area of medicine.geriatrician /ˌdʒeriəˈtrɪʃən/ noun [countable]
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geriatricsIn other areas geriatrics patients are defined by their need for rehabilitation and multi-disciplinary care.That fanciful world we return to, usually, when we become geriatrics.Here we may draw an analogy between geriatrics and paediatrics, another age-based medical specialism.The middle-aged tended to become power-happy if they had geriatrics in the family.It was criticised as apparently unequal to all the needs of chronically sick children and helpless geriatrics.Urging managed care organizations to support faculties specializing in geriatrics in medical schools.The specialisms of geriatrics and orthopaedic surgery have recorded the largest decreases in average length of stay.When medical schools offered geriatrics as an elective, few students enrolled.
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