Medical Dictionary


adj con·ser·va·tive \kən-ˈsər-vət-iv\

Medical Definition of CONSERVATIVE

:  not extreme or drastic; especially :  designed to preserve parts or restore or preserve function <conservative treatment of prostate cancer by watchful waiting or hormonal therapy in contrast to radical prostatectomy>—compare aggressive 3, radical
con·ser·va·tive·ly adverb


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