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follow up

verb

Definition of follow up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to follow with something similar, related, or supplementary <following up his convictions with action — G. P. Merrill>

  3. 2 :  to maintain contact with (a person) so as to monitor the effects of earlier activities or treatments

  4. 3 :  to pursue in an effort to take further action <the police are following up leads>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to take appropriate action <follow up on complaints>



1767

First Known Use of follow up

1767


Medical Dictionary

follow up

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transitive verb \ˌfäl-ə-ˈwəp\

Medical Definition of follow up

  1. :  to maintain contact with (a patient) at one or more designated intervals following diagnosis or treatment especially to examine again or monitor the progress of therapy <patients who are followed up after their discharge> <She was discharged on postoperative day 4 and was followed up in the surgery clinic 19 days postoperatively.—Steven L. Bloom et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 21 Oct. 2010>




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