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follow–up

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noun fol·low–up \ˈfä-lō-ˌəp\

Definition of follow–up

  1. 1a :  the act or an instance of following upb :  something that follows up

  2. 2 :  maintenance of contact with or reexamination of a person (such as a patient) especially following treatment The surgeon scheduled a follow–up with his patient a week afer the surgery.

  3. 3 :  a news story presenting new information on a story published earlier A few days after the story broke, the newspaper printed a follow–up.

First Known Use of follow–up

1916


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follow–up

adjective fol·low–up

Definition of follow–up

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being something that follows up follow–up action by the police — Frank Faulkner had a few follow–up questions after the interview

  2. 2 :  done, conducted, or administered in the course of following up persons follow–up care for discharged hospital patients

First Known Use of follow–up

1912


FOLLOW–UP Defined for English Language Learners

follow-up

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Definition of follow–up for English Language Learners

  • : something that continues or completes a process or activity


Medical Dictionary

follow–up

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noun fol·low–up \ˈfäl-ə-ˌwəp, ˌfäl-\

Medical Definition of follow–up

  1. :  maintenance of contact with a patient at one or more designated intervals following diagnosis or treatment especially to examine again or monitor the progress of therapy; also :  an instance of such contact At three-month and six-month follow-ups, he had only mild, residual facial swelling on the lower left side.—Meredith August et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 29 Dec. 2005

follow–up

adjective a follow-up visit follow-up care When ovarian cancer is found, better follow-up procedures and more aggressive chemotherapy are prolonging remissions, even in women with advanced disease.—Mayo Clinic Health Letter, January 1992

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