informed consent

noun

Definition of informed consent

:consent to surgery by a patient or to participation in a medical experiment by a subject after achieving an understanding of what is involved

First Known Use of informed consent

1957


INFORMED CONSENT Defined for English Language Learners

informed consent

noun

Definition of informed consent for English Language Learners

  • medical : a formal agreement that a patient signs to give permission for a medical procedure (such as surgery) after having been told about the risks, benefits, etc.


Medical Dictionary

informed consent

noun in·formed consent \ in-ˌfȯrmd- \

medical Definition of informed consent

:consent to surgery by a patient or to participation in a medical experiment by a subject after achieving an understanding of what is involved

Law Dictionary

informed consent

noun

legal Definition of informed consent

:consent to medical treatment by a patient or to participation in a medical experiment by a subject after achieving an understanding of what is involved and especially of the risks

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