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pretreatment

noun pre·treat·ment \ -mənt \

medical Definition of pretreatment

:preliminary or preparatory treatment
  • unsuccessful…in preventing tumor growth by pretreatment with vitamin A in mice
  • —E. L. Felix et al

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pretreatment

adjective

medical Definition of pretreatment

:occurring in or typical of the period prior to treatment
  • a patient's pretreatment blood pressure

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