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room

 [ro̳m]
a place in a building enclosed and set apart for occupancy or for the performance of certain procedures.
birthing room a hospital room that is utilized for labor and delivery. It is decorated in a homelike, comfortable fashion and contains a specially equipped bed that can be adjusted for delivery. Specialized equipment is often concealed.
emergency room popular term for emergency department.
labor, delivery, recovery room a birthing room or suite so equipped that a patient can remain in the same room throughout the birthing experience.
labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum room a birthing room or suite so equipped that a patient can remain in the same room throughout the birthing experience and into the postpartum period.
operating room one especially equipped for the performance of surgical operations.

operating room

n. Abbr. OR
A room equipped for performing surgical operations.

operating room (OR, O.R.)

1 a room in a health care facility in which surgical procedures requiring anesthesia are performed.
2
Usage notes: (informal)
a suite of rooms or an area in a health care facility in which patients are prepared for surgery and undergo surgical procedures.

op·er·a·ting room

(OR) (opĕr-āt-ing rūm)
An area in a health care facility used to perform nonemergency surgical interventions.

operating

pertaining to operative surgery.

operating room
a room set aside in which to perform surgical operations. Called also operating theater.
operating room emergency
when a patient in the room is suddenly involved in a life threatening situation.
operating table
designed for operative surgery with maximum flexibility to permit optimum positioning of the patient.
operating theater
room devoted to the conduct of veterinary surgery.

room

a place in a building enclosed and set apart for occupancy or for the performance of certain procedures.

operating room
one especially equipped for the performance of surgical operations. Called also operating theater.
recovery room
a hospital unit adjoining operating rooms, with special provisions for the care of animals recovering from surgery. For large animals, it must be designed and equipped to minimize the risk of injury to the animal as it regains consciousness and returns to its feet, while permitting close, but safe, supervision by nursing staff. Closed circuit television is commonly utilized for this purpose.