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Definition of iatrics

iatrics: Suffix meaning healing. From the Greek "iatros" meaning healer or physician. For example, Pediatrics is the healing of children, Bariatric surgery is designed to heal obesity, Psychiatric care is meant to heal the mind. See also: Iatric; Iatrogenic.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3885
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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