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(ri-lēs′ )

1. A document that, if signed by the patient or the patient's legal representative, permits the treating health care provider to perform certain procedures. In addition to being signed by the patient, the release should also be signed by a witness. Most releases have a notation indicating the applicable time of the release.
2. To discharge.
3. To remove restraints.

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