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Iatrogenic” comes from the Greek language. “Iatros” means doctor or healer and “gennan” means “as a result.” Therefore, the word literally means “as a result of a doctor.” Iatrogenic is a medical term commonly applied to illness, disorders, diseases or symptoms directly attributable to medical or surgical procedures or comments of a physician. The meaning of IATROGENIC is caused by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures: said esp. of symptoms, ailments, or disorders induced by drugs or surgery