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[Abbr. of prepare or preparation]
1. To prepare (a patient) for a medical or surgical procedure.
2. Preparation of a patient for a medical or surgical procedure.
SEE: preoperative care
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Prep." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738022/all/touch_prep.
Prep. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738022/all/touch_prep. Accessed June 6, 2023.
Prep. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738022/all/touch_prep
Prep [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 June 06]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738022/all/touch_prep.
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