sup·​port·​ive -ˈpōrt-iv, -ˈpȯrt- How to pronounce supportive (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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