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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.


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]


1. The act or process of preparing.
2. A substance, such as a medicine, prepared for a particular purpose.


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]


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
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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The study found a significant correlation between the type of university a teacher attended to prepare for certification and his or her students' achievement growth.
It is imperative to select an EAP service provider that will write an accurate plan that will be accepted by the FDNY and, more importantly, a plan that correctly prepares your property for an emergency situation.
Once most of the supervisors and COBRA officers received their training, it came time to prepare the rest of the personnel.
But as an example, we are already building supplies of Quadris to prepare for rust.
They are typically used in law enforcement, aviation, or health-care settings to prepare for situations like bioterrorism, plane crashes, or hostage rescue where the incident could last for days.
Al-jon's Kneen notes that if material is being prepared as shredder logs, it is important to prepare the logs at the density preferred by the receiving shredder plant.
Upon completion of the investigation, it is necessary for the examiner only to assemble the notes in order, prepare an index, list of exhibits and a synopsis (see below) in order to complete the paperwork.
Rehabilitation counselors need to prepare students with disabilities for work while they are still in college.
Furthermore, Korinek and Prillaman found that while most respondents (68%) indicated that their school counselor education programs would have to be altered to better prepare graduates to work with students with disabilities, only 11% had plans to make changes.
Once presented with the perameters of their raw eating style, Trotter set out to prepare a menu entirely of raw, vegan ingredients.
I find myself asking, to my own surprise: Is it time to sever the link between the university programs that prepare teachers and the public bodies that certify them?
These are all positive steps that our nation must take to better prepare for a potential terrorist attack.

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