Definitions for bariatricsˌbær iˈæ trɪks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bar•i•at•rics*ˌbær iˈæ trɪks(n.)
a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases.
* (used with a sing. v.).
Origin of bariatrics:
1965–70; < Gk bár(os) weight (cf. baro -) + -iatrics
The branch of medicine dealing with obesity and weight problems.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Activities related to WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with OBESITY. Treatment methods include DIET; EXERCISE; BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION; medications; and BARIATRIC SURGERY.