(redirected from preps)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.


To prepare the skin or other body surface for an operative procedure, usually by cleaning and applying antiseptic solutions.
[slang for preparation or prepare]


pre-exposure prophylaxis


(prĕp) Informal
Preparatory: a college prep course; did extensive prep work for the interview.
1. A preparatory school.
2. Preparation: Daily practices are the best prep for the upcoming track meet.
3. A preppie.
v. prepped, prepping, preps
1. To be enrolled in and attend a preparatory school.
2. To prepare for something: prepping for a radio interview.
1. To prepare (someone) for a medical examination or surgical procedure.
2. To prepare or prime: prep a surface for painting.


1 abbreviation for prepare.
2 abbreviation for preparation, particularly when referring to preparation for surgery.


Surgery The preparation of both the Pt and the operative site before the first incision, which consists of painting the skin surface with disinfectant, shaving hair, and inserting a catheter


Colloquially, to prepare skin or other body surface for an operative procedure, usually by applying antiseptic solutions.

Patient discussion about prep

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.

More discussions about prep
References in periodicals archive ?
Lawyer Ron also is in line for four preps - three since Feb.
An easy method to get the influence of these compost preps on your garden is to use barrel compost, a specially prepared compost made from cow manure, eggshells, basalt, and the BD compost preparations (BD preps #502-507).
What this means is that while handicappers should be as watchful as ever for horses hindered by trouble in this weekend's six Breeders' Cup preps and mindful that some horses will be using the Santa Anita races as paid workouts for the Oct.
Acadient's reputation as the source for online education makes them an excellent partner as we move our CPA test prep online to better serve our clients with the best content available.
Which could mean headaches for Mineshaft, the pro-tem Classic favorite who will prep Saturday at Belmont Park in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, facing Dubai World Cup winner Moon Ballad - but not Empire Maker, out of the Gold Cup and in doubt for the Breeders' Cup with another foot bruise.
Kalookan Queen, a 6-year-old mare, pulled the upset in the $200,000 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap, a Breeders' Cup Sprint prep, but trainer Bruce Headley said before the race the horse wouldn't get a chance at the big race regardless of Saturday's result, and he didn't change his mind.
From 1984 to '87, nine Breeders' Cup winners had their final preps within two weeks of the event (including '85 Classic winner Proud Truth, who tuned up seven days prior).