geriatrics

(noun) The branch of medicine that focuses on the elderly, specifically health and wellness through the prevention and treatment of disability and disease.

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  • Geriatrics and gerontology are often used interchangeably but geriatrics refer specifically to the health and wellness of older individuals and gerontology studies the aging process in a broader sense.
  • A (noun) geriatrician studies (adjective) geriatric issues.

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How to Cite the Definition of Geriatrics

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “geriatrics.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/geriatrics/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

geriatrics. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/geriatrics/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “geriatrics.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/geriatrics/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“geriatrics.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/geriatrics/>.