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{adj: geriatric, gerontological} of or relating to or practicing geriatrics
"geriatric hospital"

{adj: geriatric} of or relating to the aged
"geriatric disorder"

{adj: reactive} tending to react to a stimulus
"the skin of the geriatric is less reactive than that of younger persons"- Louis Tuft

{n: geriatrics, gerontology} the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people

{n: ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride, Ketalar} a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP


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