non·​sur·​gi·​cal | \ ˌnän-ˈsər-ji-kəl \

Definition of nonsurgical

: not involving, consisting of, or requiring surgery nonsurgical treatment of back pain nonsurgical cosmetic procedures

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In a letter to Seema Verma, the Trump administration official overseeing Medicaid, the Democrats asked why 14 states were being permitted to not cover mifepristone, a drug necessary to perform nonsurgical abortions. Michelle Hackman, WSJ, "Democrats Say Some States’ Medicaid Programs Aren’t Complying With Abortion Rules," 8 Feb. 2019 Its dodgy, outsider status perhaps permitted greater risks and leaps of faith than were available to nonsurgical physicians, who still found themselves making inchworm progress from the dictates of Hippocrates and Galen. Laura Kolbe, WSJ, "‘Under the Knife’ Review: The Kindest Cuts," 14 Nov. 2018 But good evidence supports certain nondrug and nonsurgical options. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "That aching back is hard to fix, but here are a few things to try," 9 July 2018 The Los Angeles Angels announced that Ohtani received platelet-rich plasma and stem cell injections, nonsurgical procedures designed to promote healing, and will be reevaluated in three weeks. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Angels’ Shohei Ohtani Has Elbow Injury That Might Require Tommy John Surgery," 8 June 2018 Anastasia Amaro, medical director of Penn Metabolic Clinic, which focuses on nonsurgical weight management, said many programs for overweight patients are starting to use waist circumference more. Stacey Burling,, "Women past menopause may be fatter than they think," 19 Apr. 2018 With muscle relaxers and fillers, Lee delivers a quick, nonsurgical eye lift. Allure Staff, Allure, "Allure's 2018 List of the Best Eye, Brow, and Lash Treatments in America," 19 Jan. 2018 There are many different types of nonsurgical anti-aging treatments available that can help to improve the look of lines and wrinkles, sun spots, and even loose skin. Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, "New year, new start for your skin | Miami Herald," 21 Dec. 2017 Planned Parenthood Great Plains is booking appointments for nonsurgical abortions at its Patty Brous Health Center at 1001 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., the Pitch reports. Adam Darby, kansascity, "Planned Parenthood to resume abortion services at midtown Kansas City clinic," 10 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of nonsurgical

1888, in the meaning defined above

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non·​sur·​gi·​cal | \ -ˈsər-ji-kəl \

Medical Definition of nonsurgical

: not surgical nonsurgical hospital care

Other Words from nonsurgical

nonsurgically \ -​ji-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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