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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people.

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  • Not everyone in geriatrics works directly with the patient.
  • There is a pressing shortage of professionals specially trained in geriatrics, especially among physicians.
  • Despite a lack of specialized training in geriatrics, many health care professionals regularly treat older patients.
  • Only a handful of medical schools require students to take courses in geriatrics. for more
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