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Medical Term:

Beers criteria

Pronunciation: berz

Definition: a set of pharmacologic features that make certain drugs particularly hazardous for patients over 65 years of age. A list of such drugs was first published in 1991 and has been periodically revised by specialists in geriatrics.

[Mark H. Beers, contemporary U.S. geriatrician]

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