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ambulatory

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adjective am·bu·la·to·ry \ˈam-byə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\

Medical Definition of ambulatory

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or adapted to walking <ambulatory exercise>

  2. 2a:  able to walk about and not bedridden <an ambulatory patient>b:  performed on or involving an ambulatory patient or an outpatient <an ambulatory electrocardiogram> <ambulatory medical care>

  3. am·bu·la·to·ri·ly \ˌam-byə-lə-ˈtōr-ə-lē, -ˈtȯr-\play adverb





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