recall

(rē′kal )

(rē′kal″)

1. The act of bringing back to mind something previously learned or experienced.
SEE: memory
2. To remove from use, esp. to restrict marketing of a substance or product, usually as a result of problems with product safety.

radiation recall

Inflammation that appears in a previously irradiated organ after the patient is treated later with chemotherapy.
SYN: SEE: radiation recall dermatitis

24-hr dietary recall

A dietary assessment method in which a person lists the foods he or she consumed during the previous day. It can provide an estimate of the absolute quantity of food consumed and identify habitual food intake versus unusual consumption (or the lack of food consumption, e.g., during fasts prior to medical procedures).

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