informed consent


informed consent

noun

medical : a formal agreement that a patient signs to give permission for a medical procedure (such as surgery) after having been told about the risks, benefits, etc.

Full Definition of INFORMED CONSENT

:  consent to surgery by a patient or to participation in a medical experiment by a subject after achieving an understanding of what is involved

First Known Use of INFORMED CONSENT

circa 1957

in·formed consent

noun \in-ˌfrmd-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INFORMED CONSENT

: consent to surgery by a patient or to participation in a medical experiment by a subject after achieving an understanding of what is involved

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