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primum non nocereFirst, do no harm Medical ethics A guiding principle for physicians, that whatever the intervention or procedure, the Pt's well-being is the primary consideration. See Hippocratic oath.
primum non nocereA dictum, universally-respected among doctors, to the effect that one's first concern should be to do no harm to the patient.
primum non nocere (prēˈ·mum nōnˈ n·kāˑ·rā),
n ‘first do no harm.’ One of the fundamental principles of medicine according to which the physician should not cause harm to the patient.