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Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈnərs\

Medical Definition of NURSE

:  a woman who suckles an infant not her own :  wet nurse
:  a person who cares for the sick or infirm; specifically :  a licensed health-care professional who practices independently or is supervised by a physician, surgeon, or dentist and who is skilled in promoting and maintaining health—see licensed practical nurse, licensed vocational nurse, registered nurse
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