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informed consent

noun

Simple Definition of informed consent

  • 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

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

Circa 1957

First Known Use of informed consent

circa 1957


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informed consent

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noun in·formed consent \in-ˌfȯrmd-\

Medical Definition of informed consent

  1. :  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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