[ Iatrogenetic, Iatrogenesis ]
An unintended condition or effect on patient brought about by medical treatment or advice. Complications due to surgery, adverse [ Drug ] A substance that causes a physiological or psychological changes, usually by stimulating or suppressing specific chemical activities in an organism. Drugs are distinct from nutrients or supplements in that they are considered foreign and not a normal More affects and medical malpractice are iatrogenic.
From the Greek ἰατρός (iatros, “healer”) and γένεσις (genesis, “origin”).
Compare: [ Adverse Event, AE ] Any unfavourable and unintended sign, symptom, or disease associated with the use of a medicinal product in clinical trials or regular medical practise. In most countries, AEs must be reported to applicable medical regulatory bodies More