bariatrics [bar΄ē a′triks ]
[< Gr baros, weight + -IATRICS]
the study of obesity and its treatment

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  • Bariatrics — is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.[1] The term bariatrics was created around 1965,[2] from the Greek root bar ( weight, as in barometer), suffix iatr ( treatment, as in pediatrics), and… …   Wikipedia

  • bariatrics — bariatric, adj. /bar ee a triks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases. [1965 70; < Gk bár(os) weight (cf. BARO ) + IATRICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • bariatrics — noun The branch of medicine dealing with obesity and weight problems …   Wiktionary

  • bariatrics — That branch of medicine concerned with the management (prevention or control) of obesity and allied diseases. [G. baros, weight, + iatreia, medical treatment] * * * bar·iat·rics .bar ē a triks n pl but sing in constr a branch of medicine that… …   Medical dictionary

  • bariatrics — bar·iat·rics …   English syllables

  • bariatrics — bar•i•at•rics [[t]ˌbær iˈæ trɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) med a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases • Etymology: 1965–70; < Gk bár(os) weight (cf. baro ) + iatrics bar i•at′ric, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • bariatrics — /bæriˈætrɪks/ (say baree atriks) noun the branch of medical science concerned with the causes and treatment of obesity. {bar(o) + Greek iātrikos of medicine + ics} –bariatric, adjective …   Australian-English dictionary

  • bariatrics — …   Useful english dictionary

  • BAR — • bariatrics; • barometer, barometric; • beta adrenergic receptor …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • bariatrician — noun see bariatrics * * * /bar ee euh trish euhn/, n. a physician who specializes in bariatrics. [1965 70; BARIATRIC(S) + IAN, on the model of PEDIATRICIAN] …   Useful english dictionary

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