The perioperative period, less commonly spelled the peroperative period, is the time period describing the duration of a patient`s surgical procedure; this commonly includes ward admission, anesthesia, surgery, and recovery. Perioperative generally refers to the three phases of surgery: preoperativ...
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Perioperative: Literally, around (the time of) surgery. More specifically, the period of time extending from when the patient goes into the hospital, clinic, or doctor's office for surgery until the time the patient is discharged home.
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<surgery> Pertaining to the period extending from the time of hospitalisation for surgery to the time of discharge. ... (30 Mar 1998) ...
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(per″e-op´әr-ә-tiv) pertaining or relating to the period of time surrounding a surgical procedure, including the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods.
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pertaining to the period extending from the time of hospitalization for surgery to the time of discharge.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: per′ē-op′ĕr-ă-tiv Definitions: 1. Around the time of operation. Synonyms: paraoperative
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Around the time of surgery. This usually lasts from the time the patient goes into the hospital or doctor's office for surgery until the time the patient goes home.
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