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supportive

adjective sup·port·ive \ -ˈpōrt-iv, -ˈpȯrt- \

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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