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ˌpi diˈæ trɪkspe·di·atrics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pediatrics, paediatrics, pediatric medicine, pedologynoun

    the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children


  1. pediatricsnoun

    The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of children.


  1. Pediatrics

    Pediatrics (also spelled paediatrics or pædiatrics) is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. In the United Kingdom, paediatrics covers many of their youth until the age of 18. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends people seek pediatric care through the age of 21, but some pediatric subspecialists continue to care for adults up to 25. Worldwide age limits of pediatrics have been trending upward year after year. A medical doctor who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician, or paediatrician. The word pediatrics and its cognates mean "healer of children," derived from the two Greek words: παῖς (pais "child") and ἰατρός (iatros "doctor, healer"). Pediatricians work in clinics, research centers, universities, general hospitals and children's hospitals, including those who practice pediatric subspecialties (e.g. neonatology requires resources available in a NICU).


  1. Pediatrics

    Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician, or paediatrician. The word pediatrics and its cognates mean healer of children; they derive from two Greek words: παῖς and ἰατρός. In the United States, a pediatrician is often a primary care physician who specializes in children, whereas in the Commonwealth a paediatrician generally is a medical specialist not in primary general practice.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pediatrics

    ped-i-at′riks, n.pl. that branch of medical science which relates to children and their special diseases.—Also Ped′iatry. [Gr. pais, paidos, a child, iatrikos, relating to a physician.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pediatrics

    A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pediatrics in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pediatrics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Pediatrics in a Sentence

  1. Grace Lee:

    We needed the kids to go back in person for learning. At the same time, we didn't have as many opportunities to offer vaccination in a timely manner to those who were going back to school. So that is really challenging, part of the reason we saw case rates jump up in pediatrics is because they were the last population to get vaccinated.

  2. Mona Hanna-Attisha:

    A lot of what we do in pediatrics is reassurance, we try to reassure (parents) that not every kid is going to have every problem, but we also try to give them practical things that they can do now. There is no pill for lead. There is no antidote for lead. But there are things we can do to mitigate this exposure.

  3. Naama Haviv:

    The parents of the survivors were asked if they wanted to cover their faces and mask their identity to keep their privacy. But they said' No', they're tired of hiding and what they are is angry. They want people to know this is happening, the chief of pediatrics at the hospital shared photographs from waist down of the damage being done to these children, as young as 18 months old. It's horrific. Their bodies have literally been destroyed.

  4. James Versalovic:

    As we are fond of saying in pediatrics : Children are not small adults. Children are children, their bodies are developing and will react differently, and we need to treat them differently.

  5. Dipesh Navsaria:

    This is why, for example, if you look at the American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines on digital media screen time, so much emphasis now is not on the number of hours. Little Shop of Stories's on the parent or other caregiver being involved and engaged with children, because children need someone to help them make sense of what they're seeing, whether Little Shop of Stories's on the screen or what they're walking around or whether Little Shop of Stories's a book.

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