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preparation

 [prep″ah-ra´shun]
the act or process of making ready.
childbirth preparation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing information and support to facilitate childbirth and to enhance the ability of an individual to develop and perform the role of parent.
surgical preparation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing care to a patient immediately prior to surgery and verification of required procedures or tests and documentation in the clinical record.

prep·a·ra·tion

(prep'ă-rā'shŭn),
1. The act of making or getting ready.
2. Something made ready, as a medicine or other mixture, or a histologic specimen.
[L. praeparatio, fr. prae, before, + paro, pp. -atus, to get ready]

preparation

(prĕp′ə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of preparing.
2. A substance, such as a medicine, prepared for a particular purpose.

prep·a·ra·tion

(prep'ă-rā'shŭn)
1. The act of making or getting ready.
2. Something made ready, e.g., medicine.
[L. praeparatio, fr. prae, before, + paro, pp. -atus, to get ready]

preparation,

n the selected form given to a natural tooth when it is reduced by instrumentation to receive a prosthesis or restoration (e.g., an artificial crown or a retainer for a fixed or removable prosthesis). The selection of the form is guided by clinical circumstances and physical properties of the materials that make up the prosthesis. See also preparation, oral cavity.
preparation, cavity,
n a procedure in which carious material is removed from teeth and biomechanically correct forms are established in the teeth to receive and retain restorations. A constant requirement is provision for prevention of failure of the restoration through recurrence of decay or inadequate resistance to applied stresses. The colloquial term is
drilling.
preparation, initial,
n a procedure aimed at preparing the patient for final treatment. The objectives consist of eliminating or reducing all local causal factors and environmental influences before the operative procedures and establishing a sequence of therapy for the patient.
preparation, oral cavity,
n a procedure applied to the oral cavity preparatory to the making of a final impression for a prosthesis.
preparation, slice,
n a type of cavity preparation for Class 2 cast restorations. The proximal portion is formed by removing a sufficient slice of the proximal convexity of the tooth to achieve cleansable margins and a line of draw; a tapered keyway or two keyed grooves or channels in the proximal surface provide retention form.
preparation, surgical,
n a surgical procedure that is required for preparing the oral cavity for prosthodontic treatment.

Patient discussion about preparation

Q. Getting prepared for chemo Hi, I have breast cancer, and I’m planned to start chemotherapy in a short time. Do you have any advice how should I prepare for it? What to buy? The anti-emesis drugs are already waiting- any other thing I should get?

A. A surgical face mask – if you find yourself in a close place and someone starts to cough or sneeze, you can protect yourself.

Q. A tumor was discovered in my kidney how should I prepare myself to the future events?

A. sorry to hear...there are all sorts of tumors in kidneys but generally i recommend first of all talking to your family and explain the situation. but only after you understand what it is and what that means. you will need a lot of support and you don't want to leave your loved ones in the darkness about it. believe me that is the basic in preparing yourself to any tumor therapy.
good luck!!
you'll be fine i'm sure!!

Q. what are the most common problems women tend to develop during pregnancy? how would i prepare for it???

A. Needing to urinate more often...i think every one has it. because of pregnancy hormones and growing baby presses on her bladder- she needs to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes. it looks pretty annoying. i'm not sure there is something to do with it.

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References in classic literature ?
I left Conseil to stow our trunks conveniently away, and remounted the poop in order to survey the preparations for departure.
At length, after occupying about an hour in these preparations, he opened the door of the room in which the vicomte slept, and entered.
It was now the middle of March, and Captain Bonneville made preparations to open the spring campaign.
Numerous inventors of mechanism applicable to the guidance of balloons came to propose their systems, but he would accept none; and, when he was asked whether he had discovered something of his own for that purpose, he constantly refused to give any explanation, and merely busied himself more actively than ever with the preparations for his journey.
That night was a busy one, for weary as we were, so far as was possible by the moonlight all preparations for the morrow's fight were continued, and messengers were constantly coming and going from the place where we sat in council.
That recoil had at last urged him to make preparations for quitting Middlemarch.
David watched my preparations with distasteful levity, but anon made a noble amend by abruptly offering me his foot as if he had no longer use for it, and I knew by intuition that he expected me to take off his boots.
In the confusion produced at the cottage by the preparations for entertaining the company, the one room in which Hardyman could receive Isabel with the certainty of not being interrupted was the smoking-room.
After these preparations he signified that the two men should be brought before him, and greeted them with this salutation: "What sort of a king do I seem to you to be, O strangers?
Hesiod has nothing that remotely approaches such scenes as that between Priam and Achilles, or the pathos of Andromache's preparations for Hector's return, even as he was falling before the walls of Troy; but in matters that come within the range or ordinary experience, he rarely fails to rise to the appropriate level.
Days before she had been making preparations for the end, purchasing little stores for the boy's use, marking his books and linen, talking with him and preparing him for the change-- fondly fancying that he needed preparation.
Just as Levin had disliked all the trivial preparations for his wedding, as derogatory to the grandeur of the event, now he felt still more offensive the preparations for the approaching birth, the date of which they reckoned, it seemed, on their fingers.

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