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1. A getting back or regaining; recuperation.
2. Emergence from general anesthesia.
3. In nuclear magnetic resonance, refers to relaxation.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr. recoverer, fr. L. recupero, to recover, get back, fr. re-, again, + capio, to take]


n. pl. recover·ies
1. The act, process, duration, or an instance of recovering.
2. A return to a normal or healthy condition.
3. The act of obtaining usable substances from unusable sources.

Recovery, Inc.

a self-help group that provides support for persons with mental illness.


1. Restoration of health and strength after an illness.
2. The state a Pt is in after a therapeutic intervention; he/she is 'in recovery'. See Health recovery.


n 1. the return to a healthy state.
2. the self-regulation and life force of a patient being returned to a normal balanced status. The patient is considered healthy again. See also cure, entelechy, and healing.


1. Recuperation.
2. Emergence from general anesthesia.


n in a lawsuit, the obtaining or restoration of a right to something by a verdict, decree, or judgment of court.


return to normal after illness or period of devitalization, e.g. anesthesia, surgery.

recovery period
period after surgery when the patient needs to be closely monitored to ensure that its return to normal is uneventful.
recovery room
a special room with special monitoring and resuscitation equipment used for monitoring the patient recovering from surgery.
surgical recovery
the process of healing of a surgical wound and restoration to normal of body functions and systems, e.g. fluid and acid-base balance, that have been disturbed by the original disease or by the surgical procedure.

Patient discussion about recovery

Q. I have a friend who recently went in to an ahcoholic center for recovery. What do these people do daily?

A. here is a schedule of a rehab center i might give you an idea:

Q. I had sugery on a fractured heel what is the recovery process? Wanting to meet people who are going thru this now or have already recovered from this injury. What should I expect?

A. Hey doyen_98, I was wondering how the recovery was coming along. How long ago have you had the surgery?

Q. what tests do i need to do in order to discover cancer on advance to increase the recovery chance?

A. it's complicated. if there are no signs for it- there is a slim chance you'll get any diagnose. there are do many types of cells in the body.

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The IR Association Certified Manager of Investment Recovery (CMIR) Training and Certification Program is a comprehensive training and certification program for investment recovery professionals.
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Advances in data replication and security technologies, combined with reduced bandwidth costs, allow backup and recovery service providers to offer online backup, recovery and electronic vaulting to businesses.
In doing so, they can understand that the conventional recovery method (towing by the axle) seriously alters, contaminates, or destroys any evidence.
Mendocino Software develops and markets optimized enterprise application recovery, administration and maintenance solutions.
Having a DR plan is obviously important, but without thorough testing and documented recovery plans, the effectiveness of any plan is only theoretical.
Preventing Glycogen Depletion--You can store only a limited amount of glycogen in your muscles and when you do back to back hard days you run the risk of depleting those glycogen stores, reducing your performance and increasing your need for recovery.
The coordinator has responsibility for receiving all recovery information and forwarding the information within a 24-hour period to the nearest ATF field office for tracing.
Partnering with a recognized industry leader such as Magellan, we have the opportunity to significantly impact the mental health delivery system as it transitions to one based upon recovery principles and values," said Marcie Granahan, CAE, chief executive officer of USPRA.
5, a common method to recovering a mailbox is to restore a full database backup to a Recovery Server.