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Geriatrics

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Geriatrics, branch of medicine specializing in the care of the elderly. Although concerned with the same diseases as the rest of medicine, the different susceptibility of the aged and a tendency for these people to have a number of disorders at the same time make its scope different. In addition, the psychological problems of old age differ markedly from those encountered in the rest of the population and require special management.

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