premortem

adjective
pre·​mor·​tem | \ -ˈmȯrt-əm How to pronounce premortem (audio) \

Medical Definition of premortem

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: existing or taking place immediately before death premortem infections premortem findings

premortem

adverb

Medical Definition of premortem (Entry 2 of 2)

: in the premortem period the patient was diagnosed premortem medication administered 24 hours premortem

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“Premortem.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/premortem. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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