supportive

adjective
sup·​port·​ive | \ -ˈpōrt-iv, -ˈpȯrt- How to pronounce supportive (audio) \

Medical Definition of supportive

: furnishing support specifically : serving to sustain the strength and condition of a patient administration of fluids, glucose, and proteins is supportive against liver failure supportive care

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“Supportive.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/supportive. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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