Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Occurring before surgery: preoperative preparations.

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  • adj. happening before surgery

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In surgery, relating to the period preceding an operation.

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  • adj. happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation

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Examples

  • Marijnen CA, van de Velde CJ, Putter H, van den BM, Maas CP, et al. (2005) Impact of short-term preoperative radiotherapy on health-related quality of life and sexual functioning in primary rectal cancer: Report of a multicenter randomized trial.

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  • But the men threatened to sue after the show airs after they found out Miriam is what doctors call a preoperative transsexual.

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  • Those deals which can be standalone such as preoperative workflow at New York Presbyterian do pull us into enterprise opportunities including enterprise document management and workflow.

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  • All subjects received at least one preoperative antibiotic dose.

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  • What Mr. Goodman's cataract surgery example neglects to point out is that the surgery fee is "global," and also covers the immediate preoperative discussion with the patient and family, the immediate postoperative discussion and three months of postoperative visits.

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  • Nonetheless, it is important to discuss all preoperative dietary supplements with a health care professional prior to any surgery or procedure.

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  • For each procedure, the fellow should possess a working knowledge of indications, preoperative evaluation and medication adjustments, contraindications, complications, postoperative management and expected outcome:

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  • Cushing operated without diagnostic aids such as CAT scans, but as Dr. Tilney beautifully shows, surgeons nowadays rarely open a body without a pretty good idea of what they will find, so precise are preoperative imaging techniques and the battery of blood tests patients routinely undergo.

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  • Before, during and after surgery, your patient will receive the highest quality nursing care from an all-pediatric nursing staff, who will reinforce the preoperative education to ensure parents are comfortable taking their child home.

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