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(ă-ses′mĕnt)

[L. assessare, to assess a tax]

1. An appraisal or evaluation of a patient's condition by a physician, nurse, or other health care provider, based on clinical and laboratory data, medical history, and the patient's account of symptoms.
2. The process by which a patient's condition is appraised or evaluated.

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