Definition of Physiatrics

1. Noun. Therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities.

Exact synonyms: Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy
Generic synonyms: Therapy
Terms within: Modality
Specialized synonyms: Rehabilitation
Derivative terms: Physical Therapist, Physiotherapeutic, Physiotherapist



Definition of Physiatrics

1. Noun. (medicine) physical medicine or therapy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Physiatrics

1. 1. Old term for physical therapy. 2. Rehabilitation management. Origin: G. Physis, nature, + iatrikos, healing (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Physiatrics

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physiatrics (current term)
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Literary usage of Physiatrics

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1. A Vocabulary of the Philosophical Sciences: Including the Vocabulary of by William Fleming, Henry Calderwood (1878)
"physiatrics (Gr.), the science of healing in accordance with nature. PHYSICAL (Gr.), relating to nature, relating to physics; opposed to mental or ..."

2. The British and Foreign Medical Review Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1837)
"A System of physiatrics, or of Hippocratic Medicine. By FERDINAND JAHN. First Volume. Physiology of Disea e and Restoration, or General Pathology and ..."

3. Spondylotherapy: Physio and Pharmaco-therapy and Diagnostic Methods Based on by Albert Abrams (1918)
"The term physiatrics is used to designate the natural forces employed by the physician in the treatment of disease. The action of heat, light and other ..."

4. Medical Electrology and Radiology (1905)
"... currents—continuous, interrupted, alternating and oscillatory—have likewise been studied to afford a sure basis for a rational system of physiatrics. ..."

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