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perioperative

adjective peri·op·er·a·tive \ˌper-ē-ˈä-p(ə-)rə-tiv, -pə-ˌrā-\

Definition of PERIOPERATIVE

:  relating to, occurring in, or being the period around the time of a surgical operation <perioperative morbidity> <perioperative nursing>

First Known Use of PERIOPERATIVE

1966

perioperative

adjective peri·op·er·a·tive \-ˈäp-(ə-)rət-iv, -ˈäp-ə-ˌrāt-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PERIOPERATIVE

:  relating to, occurring in, or being the period around the time of a surgical operation <perioperative morbidity>

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