When an individual ignores and or refuses to recognize an area of the body that has a defect, illness, and or injury. This is sometime the reason why certain individuals refuse to take needed medications. It is often seen in psyche related illneses such as schizophrenia and bipolar. It is sometimes also seen in stroke/brain injury victims. Lack of awareness rather than denial, is a better way to describe this word.
This list is not all inclusive. There are other indications for some of these drips as well.
There are other medications to avoid these are just some of the main ones. This is not in anyway a form of medical advice. This is strictly for medical professionals’ education and learning purposes.
DEFINITION IATROGENIC: Disease or other harm caused by treatment or procedures done by a medical professional.
EXAMPLE IN A SENTENCE: The patient has urinary tract infection after having a foley catheter for 1 week. This infection is likely iatrogenic in nature.
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- A characteristic (physical exam finding, lab findings, symptoms, sign) that is very particular to a disease
- A positive psoas sign is pathognomonic of appendicitis
- A greenish-yellow halo vision change is pathognomonic of digoxin toxicity