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pre-op

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preop

(prē′ŏp′)Informal
adj.
Preoperative: pre-op testing; a pre-op patient.
n.
1. A preoperative patient.
2. A section of a hospital providing preoperative treatment.

pre-op

[prē·op′]
abbreviation for preoperative.

pre-op

adjective Referring to the logistics of preparing for a surgical procedure/operation.
 
noun
(1) A popular term for all forms of care (e.g., medication) provided to a patient prior to a surgical intervention, as in “Has the pre-op been done on this patient?”
(2) The ward where patients are held before surgery, as in, “Patient X is in pre-op.”

pre-op

Pre-operative adjective Referring to the logistics of preparing for a surgical procedure/operation. See Pre-op time noun
1. A popular term for all forms of care–eg, medication provided to a Pt prior to a surgical intervention.
2. The ward where Pts are held before surgery.
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As you're tumbling over the side toward the water, the last thing you want to worry about is whether you did a good job on your float-coat pre-op.
When you pre-op your float coat, make sure you follow the procedures: Inspect all survival items, perform a leak test, and inspect the Mk-1 life preserver.
JOYCE BONSOR aged 78, spent pounds 10 on a taxi to the hospital at Walsgrave for a pre-op appointment for a cataract operation, which was then cancelled.
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