medical Definition of intervention
- Many patients with a flail mitral leaflet present with acute severe mitral regurgitation and pulmonary edema, requiring prompt surgical intervention.
- —Catherine M. Otto, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 14 Aug. 2013
- Another helpful postpartum intervention is the inexpensive, uterine-contracting drug misoprostol, which has been shown by research in India to prevent up to half of all postpartum hemorrhaging if administered within a few minutes after delivery.
- —Judith F. Helzner, Ms. Magazine, Summer 2008
interveneplay \-ˈvēn\ intransitive verb -vened; intervening
- Chemoprevention is the attempt to use natural and synthetic compounds to intervene in the early precancerous stages of carcinogenesis, before invasive disease begins.
- —Peter Greenwald, Scientific American, September 1996
interventionalplay \-ˈvench-(ə-)nəl\ adjective
- Interventional radiologists perform surgery guided by X-ray images to stop bleeding from the intestines, prevent some strokes and treat other problems.
- —Lawrence K. Altman, The New York Times, 19 June 2007
- … these agents are given while preparations for thrombolytic therapy or interventional cardiac catheterization are being made.
- —E. William Hancock, Scientific American Bulletin, November 1994
interventionistplay \-ˈven-chə-nist\ noun or adjective
- Stange et al. recently discovered that family physicians are more interventionist in their screening than the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends.
- —John M. Lee, The New England Journal of Medicine, 11 Feb. 1993