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  1. The branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people

From Ancient Greek γῆρας (gêras, “old age”) (see γέρων (gérōn)) + ἰατρός (iatrós, “physician”); coined in English in 1909 by Ignatz L. Nascher in the New York Medical Journal on the model of pediatrics; correct formation would be gerontiatrics.

  1. (medicine) The branch of medicine that focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life. The term itself can be distinguished from gerontology, which is the study of the aging process itself.

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    • How unique is the name Geriatrics? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Geriatrics was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
    • Weird things about the name Geriatrics: Your name in reverse order is Scirtaireg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ceisrgtair. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Geriatrics born Jan 6, 1957

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 900. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

    You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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