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rest

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noun \ˈrest\

Medical Definition of rest

  1. 1:  a state of repose or sleep—see bed rest

  2. 2:  cessation or temporary interruption of motion, exertion, or labor <rest from hard physical effort> <a ten-minute rest period>

  3. 3:  a bodily state (as that attained by a fasting individual lying supine) characterized by minimal functional and metabolic activities <the patient must have complete rest>

  4. 4:  the part of a partial denture that rests on an abutment tooth, distributes stresses, and holds the clasp in position

  5. 5:  a firm but moldable cushion used to raise or support a portion of the body during surgery <a kidney rest>




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rest

verb

Medical Definition of rest

  1. 1:  to get rest by lying down; especially :  sleep

  2. 2:  to cease from action or motion :  refrain from labor or exertion

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to give rest to <rest your eyes>




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rest

noun

Medical Definition of rest

  1. :  a mass of surviving embryonic cells or of cells misplaced in development <most tumors derived from embryonic rests are benign—Shields Warren>





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