Medical Dictionary

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premortem

adjective pre·mor·tem \ -ˈmȯrt-əm \

medical Definition of premortem

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

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premortem

adverb

medical Definition of premortem

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

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