Medical Dictionary


adj ret·ro·spec·tive \-ˈspek-tiv\

Medical Definition of RETROSPECTIVE

a :  of, relating to, or given to introspection b :  relating to or being a study (as of a disease) that starts with the present condition of a population of individuals and collects data about their past history to explain their present condition—compare prospective
:  based on memory
ret·ro·spec·tive·ly adverb


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