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

  • n. A thorough medical examination for diagnostic purposes.

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  • n. a general medical examination to assess a person health and fitness
  • n. additional reactions carried out after the main chemical reaction to obtain the desired product.


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  • Thomas added that he had a "workup" from doctors that cleared him medically and should result in his being able to practice medicine in Washington again.

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  • Lead author for the study, Dr Janet May (University of Washington, Seattle), explained that cardiac CT was added to the standard patient "workup," and patients continued through the regular pathway of patient care.

  • John and my self and others attended those kind of workup programs you'd all be familiar with, and I think we've gotten a much better focus on what the economic requirements are for people. Home Page

  • And they're strongly encouraged to have other testing done and that might be an amniocentesis with a full genetic workup for a 22Q Deletion.

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  • A clinical geneticist or genetic counselor familiar with Alagille syndrome should review the results of the workup of a parent or relative to try to determine the recurrence risk for the individual.

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  • Unfortunately, interpreting this clinical workup can sometimes be difficult, because some of these same findings are found in people who don't have Alagille syndrome.

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  • In the emergency room, Clara received a standard blood workup, chest x-ray and brain scan, and within a short time, it was clear that she was suffering from dehydration.

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  • While he worked, a physician from the research arm would take biological samples for an initial workup, then the prisoner would be transferred to one of the three hundred cells spread out over two containment wards.

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  • "If he doesn't have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and he doesn't have any other abnormalities on his workup, then that's probably what they'll end up doing—resting him and rehabbing him—and how long that takes depends on how long it takes for his arm to come back," Parsons said.

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  • Chris Brown needs a complete medical workup; tell his doctor that he angers and rages.

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