Definition of General practitioner

1. Noun. A physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses.

Exact synonyms: Gp
Specialized synonyms: Country Doctor, Family Doctor
Generic synonyms: Doc, Doctor, Dr., Md, Medico, Physician



Definition of General practitioner

1. Noun. A physician who provides primary care; treating acute and chronic illnesses and providing preventive care and health education; a family doctor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of General practitioner

1. (GP) a medically qualified doctor who practices general medicine as a family practitioner. Some GPs are also qualified in specialised medicine and in Malaysia, the majority of specialists also practise as general practitioners although the trend may be changing. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of General Practitioner

general knowledge
general ledger
general ledgers
general lien
general manager
general managers
general medicine
general of the army
general officer
general paresis
general partnership
general partnerships
general peritonitis
general physiology
general practice
general practitioner (current term)
general practitioners
general public
general relativity
general relativity theory
general semantics
general somatic afferent column
general somatic efferent column
general staff
general stimulant
general store
general stores
general strike
general strikes
general surgeon

Literary usage of General practitioner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Observation of Fibroids by the general practitioner. ... The responsibility resting upon the general practitioner who has a case of uterine fibroid under ..."

2. The Lancet (1842)
"The general practitioner should aim at another kind of excellence: "He," according to ... It is the interest of the general practitioner Hi ¡it this tacit ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1906)
"A COMPLAINT very often heard from the The Revolt general practitioner is that ... The patient is taken into a home, and the general practitioner knoweth him ..."

4. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Disliking the idea of settling down in the country as a general practitioner, At first his professional progress wns so slow that he seems to have doubted ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"Intended to serve as a reference book for the general practitioner. •• no attempt has been made to discuss debate- able questions," and " hence ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Observation of Fibroids by the general practitioner. ... The responsibility resting upon the general practitioner who has a case of uterine fibroid under ..."

7. The Lancet (1842)
"The general practitioner should aim at another kind of excellence: "He," according to ... It is the interest of the general practitioner Hi ¡it this tacit ..."

8. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1906)
"A COMPLAINT very often heard from the The Revolt general practitioner is that ... The patient is taken into a home, and the general practitioner knoweth him ..."

9. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Disliking the idea of settling down in the country as a general practitioner, At first his professional progress wns so slow that he seems to have doubted ..."

10. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"Intended to serve as a reference book for the general practitioner. •• no attempt has been made to discuss debate- able questions," and " hence ..."

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