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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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If the replacement property's recovery period is shorter than that of the relinquished property, depreciation of the replacement property is based on the longer period of the relinquished property.
Although the ambient temperature, the workload and the recovery time are not easily controlled in the field, ample fluid replacement during recovery periods should be provided to offset sweat losses, and attenuate cardiovascular drift.
Consider having your clients elect out of the section 168(k) rules if this results in a shorter recovery period and faster depreciation.
There were no differences between the groups or between the sexes in fear-potentiated startle during the initial cue, or among any of the males during the postcue recovery period.
It identified the stations as nonresidential real property, reporting depreciation on a straight-line basis over 31 1/2 years and then 39 years after the recovery period changed.
6 percent of the men, died during surgery or the postoperative recovery period.
Jobe then gave the Dodgers the good news, that Gagne will require only a six-month recovery period, instead of the 12- to 14-month period that Tommy John patients typically require.
ACJA Section 211 requires that "qualified leasehold improvements" be depreciated using the straight-line method and a 15-year recovery period.
For the purposes of this article, we have estimated the number of office jobs that were created during our last recovery period, from 1996 to 2000, in the eleven Northern counties of New Jersey's office market.
Often, the tenant uses such payments for improvements to the property, depreciating them over 39 years (the current recovery period for nonresidential real property).
The rat's lungs did not return to normal after a four-month recovery period, although a longer breath of fresh air might prove the changes reversible, says study author Gary E.