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convalescent

 [kon″vah-les´ent]
1. pertaining to or characterized by convalescence.
2. a patient who is recovering from a disease, operation, or injury.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·va·les·cent

(kon'vă-les'ent),
1. Getting well or one who is getting well.
2. Denoting the period of convalescence.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

con·va·les·cent

(kon'vă-les'ĕnt)
1. Getting well or one who is getting well.
2. Denoting the period of convalescence.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The RCH charity, of which Princess Anne is patron, used to run 10 convalescent homes but now owns only the Old Abbey and a home in Devon.
Our resources are notably deficient in provision for convalescents. The accommodations of our hospitals are in much demand, and the expense of their maintenance so great, that patients are necessarily dismissed from them as soon as the stage of convalescence is reached; and moreover, it is not in the hospital, but in surroundings of a very different character, that convalescents can receive the benefit of which they stand in special need.
Reprinted from the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal (By the Sturgis Fund of the Burke Foundation for Convalescents) November 9, 1922.
The patients were mostly in the convalescent stage, and were well able to respond to the inquiries of the distinguished visitor, who took a lively interest in their partial disablement and in the circumstances under which they met their wounds.
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