geriatrics vs gerontology what difference

what is difference between geriatrics and gerontology

English

Etymology 1

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.

Noun

geriatrics (uncountable)

  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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Etymology 2

Noun

geriatrics

  1. plural of geriatric


English

Etymology

geronto- +‎ -logy

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɒlədʒi

Noun

gerontology (usually uncountable, plural gerontologies)

  1. The study of the elderly, and of the aging process itself.
  2. The branch of science that deals with the problems of aged people. It is to be distinguished from geriatrics, which is the study of the diseases of the elderly. Gerontology covers the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.

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