informed consent

noun
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

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

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First Known Use of informed consent

1957

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INFORMED CONSENT Defined for English Language Learners

informed consent

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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