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1. To place in another position, as during an operation.
2. Synonym(s): reduction (1)


Etymology: L, reponere, to put back
the restoration of an organ or body part to its natural position, as repositioning an inverted uterus or changing the position of the jaws.


Laparoscopic surgery The changing of a Pt's position during a procedure to improve access or visualization of the operative field, which may be linked to complications, as it changes anatomic planes of operation. See Laparoscopic surgery.


1. The restoration, by surgical or manipulative procedures, of a part to its normal anatomic relation.
Synonym(s): repositioning.
2. chemistry A reaction involving a gain of one or more electrons by a substance.
3. Surgical procedure to reduce size.
[L. reductio, fr. re-duco, pp. ductus, to lead back]
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Biovista is collaborating with biopharmaceutical companies on indication expansion and de-risking of their portfolios, with the FDA on adverse event prediction, and with Patient Advocacy Groups using drug repositioning.
For our athlete, as the breathing techniques and pelvic repositioning exercises improved, so did the results of the postural tests.
For the repositioning exercise to be successful, growers had to see relevant changes at the local level where they tend to come into direct contact with the organization.
All patients in the treatment group underwent the canalith repositioning maneuver described by Epley, with the exception of the vibration component.
In actuality, by the time these events occur, repositioning is at best a stop-gap measure, which may halt the bleeding, so to speak, but will never heal the wounds.
Job creation--Turning around a company, repositioning it, and embarking on a comprehensive corporate development program necessarily generates jobs.
Citi expects the repositioning activity to affect the following businesses and functions:
23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 2,000 drugs reintroduced for alternative purposes to date, drug repositioning has become a viable solution for pharmaceutical companies to generate additional revenue.
Princeton Forrestal Village's current repositioning initiative consists of reconfiguring 175,000 s/f of previously designated retail space into new layouts allowing for the accommodation of a variety of user groups.
Medical record reviews typically show a lack of documentation for this repositioning, thus allowing the plaintiffs bar to contend, "If it's not documented, it didn't happen.
BPPV usually resolves spontaneously, but treatment of persistent cases with repositioning maneuvers and exercise therapy has been relatively successful.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The 2nd Annual Drug Repositioning and Indications Discovery Conference is being held on October 23-24, 2012 in San Francisco, CA.