Definition of postoperative in English:


Syllabification: post·op·er·a·tive
Pronunciation: /pōstˈäp(ə)rətiv


  • During, relating to, or denoting the period following a surgical operation: postoperative care
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    • Adjuvant post-operative radiation therapy was administered because resection margins were positive.
    • Treatment should be continued throughout the period of post-operative care until the risk of deep vein thrombosis has diminished.
    • They can be operated on, but it's off to the theatre and a general anaesthetic and a painful post-operative period.

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