discharge

discharge is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(dis-charj′ )


(dis′charj″ )


1. In the medical professions, to officially release from care. The release is authorized by a physician, other medical care worker, or a medical care facility.
2. To release pent-up energy or emotion.
3. Release from care, confinement, or custody.
4. Release of pent-up energy or emotion.
5. The emission of a secretion or excretion of pus, feces, urine, and so forth.
6. The material thus emitted.

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