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perioperative Line breaks: peri|opera¦tive
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛrɪˈɒp(ə)rətɪv/

Definition of perioperative in English:


(Of a process or treatment) occurring or performed at or around the time of an operation: perioperative deaths
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  • The text of this pattern describes the process of becoming a perioperative nurse.
  • No patient had perioperative complications or ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
  • Firstly, we look only at mortality in hospital, and results published from the database include all perioperative deaths.

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