recovery room


Definition of recovery room

: a hospital room equipped for meeting postoperative emergencies

Examples of recovery room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During their hospital stay, the twins were put in recovery rooms near each other. Korin Miller, SELF, "Updated: These Twins Both Had Miscarriages, Were Pregnant at the Same Time, and Just had Babies on the Same Day," 20 Sep. 2018 NBC Sports Chicago's Kelly Crull reports the videographer suffered a heart attack and stroke, but is now in stable condition in the cardiac recovery room. Charlotte Carroll,, "Cardinals Beat Writer Helps Save Videographer's Life in Cubs Dugout," 29 Sep. 2019 After spending an hour or two in the recovery room while the anesthesia wears off, patients return home the same day. Kaitlin Clark, Allure, "Everything You Need to Know About Liposuction Surgery," 30 July 2019 The Texans also installed a large cold recovery room on the practice field to help players lower their body temperature, redesigned the weight room and installed a swimming pool with a treadmill. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Cal McNair: Texans now 'a flatter organization'," 22 July 2019 You may be allowed to be with them in the procedure or recovery room, so check in with the clinic and your friend about that possibility. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "10 Tips for Supporting a Friend Who's Getting an Abortion," 7 Nov. 2018 In the recovery room, Merzatta’s husband, Chris, lay asleep beside her. Natalie Lampert, Marie Claire, "Why Women Reeling From Miscarriage Are Turning to the Web," 1 Oct. 2018 The center also includes 40 exam rooms, 24 prep and recovery rooms, and four state-of-the-art operating rooms, with another two coming in the future. Ron Hurtibise,, "Cleveland Clinic readies new $53 million Coral Springs Family Health Center," 13 July 2018 He and my dear friend Amy came into the recovery room with the biggest smiles on their faces. Jennifer Williams, Fox News, "The Daily Spike: The power of a dog during recovery," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of recovery room

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recovery room was in 1896

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12 Dec 2019

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“Recovery room.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of recovery room

: a room in a hospital where patients are taken for special care after an operation

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Medical Definition of recovery room

: a hospital room which is equipped with apparatus for meeting postoperative emergencies and in which surgical patients are kept during the immediate postoperative period for care and recovery from anesthesia abbreviation RR

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