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risk

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noun \ˈrisk\

Medical Definition of risk

  1. 1:  possibility of loss, injury, disease, or death <hypertension increases the risk of stroke>

  2. 2:  a person considered in terms of the possible bad effects of a particular course of treatment <a poor surgical risk>

  3. at risk
    1. :  characterized by high risk or susceptibility (as to disease) <patients at risk of developing infections>





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