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

  • adj. Happening or done after a surgical operation.

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  • adj. of, pertaining to, or occurring in the period after a surgical operation

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  • adj. happening or done after a surgical operation


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  • He began shortening his hours as a therapist in postoperative rehabilitation to play with his new friends.

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  • They say, "this study is perhaps the only randomized controlled trial that has evaluated the effectiveness of the use of long-term postoperative OCP treatment to prevent endometrioma recurrence."


  • The researchers compared the one preoperative blood sugar reading to short- and long-term postoperative complications and death.

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  • WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY SUPPORT GROUP, a meeting for people considering surgery, long-term postoperative patients, family and friends. 6: 30 p.m.,

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  • These sores can be very significant, leading to infection, something known as postoperative pulmonary embolism.

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  • Ghrelin agonists-in particular, the lead compound, BIM-28131-are potential treatments for gastrointestinal motility disorders such as postoperative ileus and diabetic gastroparesis and for cachexia resulting from multiple causes, including cancer.

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  • The commission says it identifies "sentinel events" such as postoperative complications or medical errors and uses them to improve the safety and quality of health care provided to the public. - Maryland News

  • BEMA Buprenorphine, a formulation of the analgesic buprenorphine utilizing BDSI's BEMA drug delivery technology, is being developed for the potential treatment of both acute pain conditions, such as postoperative pain, and chronic pain conditions such as low back, osteoarthritis, and neuropathic pain.


  • In this study, complications such as postoperative bleeding and blood clots blocking a blood vessel occurred infrequently, but there was a high incidence of blood clotting in the pumps.

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  • We're already on a kind of postoperative pro­bation to see that we make good Human beings. "

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