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ambulatory

 [am´bu-lah-to″re]
1. walking or able to walk; not confined to bed.
2. of a condition or procedure, not requiring admission to a hospital for an overnight stay.

am·bu·la·to·ry

, ambulant (am'byū-lă-tōr'ē, am'bū-lant),
Walking about or able to walk about; denoting a patient who is not confined to bed or hospital as a result of disease or surgery.
[L. ambulans, walking]

ambulatory

/am·bu·la·to·ry/ (am´bu-lah-tor″e)
1. walking or able to walk; not confined to bed.
2. of a condition or a procedure, not requiring admission to a hospital.

ambulatory

(ăm′byə-lə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or adapted for walking.
2.
a. Capable of walking; not bedridden: an ambulatory patient.
b. Designed for or available to patients who are not bedridden: ambulatory care; ambulatory pediatrics.
3. Moving about; itinerant.
4. Law Relating to that which can be changed or revoked, as a will during the life of the testator.
n. pl. ambulato·ries
1. An aisle around the back side of the chancel in a cathedral or other large church.
2. A covered place for walking, as in a cloister.

am′bu·la·to′ri·ly adv.

ambulatory

[am′byələtôr′ē]
Etymology: L, ambulare, to walk about
1 able to walk.
2 pertaining to a patient who is not confined to bed.
3 pertaining to a health service for people who are not hospitalized.

ambulatory

(1) Ambulant.
(2) Not stationary.

ambulatory

1. Ambulant.
2. Not stationary. See Ambulatory care, Ambulatory surgery.

am·bu·la·to·ry

, ambulant (am'byū-lă-tōr-ē, am'byū-lănt)
Walking about or being able to walk about; denoting a patient who is not confined to bed or hospital as a result of disease or surgery.
[L. ambulans, walking]

ambulatory

1. Pertaining to walking.
2. Capable of walking and not bedridden.

ambulant, ambulatory

walking or able to walk.
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