recovery room

recovery room
A hospital facility with special equipment and personnel for the immediate postoperative care of patients as they recover from anesthesia and/or surgery.

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recovery room n a hospital room which is equipped with apparatus for meeting postoperative emergencies and in which surgical patients are kept during the immediate postoperative period for care and recovery from anesthesia abbr. RR

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postanesthesia care unit.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • recovery room — noun Date: 1916 a hospital room equipped for meeting postoperative emergencies …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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