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nurs·ing

(nŭrs'ing),
1. Feeding an infant at the breast; tending and caring for a child.
2. The scientific application of principles of care related to prevention of illness and care during illness.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

nursing

(nûr′sĭng)
n.
1. The profession of a nurse.
2. The tasks or care of a nurse.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

nursing

(1) Breast-feeding, see there.
(2) The provision of nursing care.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

nursing

adjective
1. Breast-feeding, see there.
2. The provision of nursing care. See Forensic nursing, Intensive nursing.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

nurs·ing

(nŭrs'ing)
1. A discipline, profession, and area of practice. As a discipline, nursing is centered on knowledge development. Emphasis is placed on discovering, describing, extending, and modifying knowledge for professional nursing practice. As a profession, nursing has a social mandate to be responsible and accountable to the public it serves. Nursing is an integral part of the health care system, and as such encompasses the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and care of physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages, in all health care settings and other community contexts. Within this broad spectrum of health care, the phenomena of particular concern to nurses are individual, family, and group "responses to actual or potential health problems." The human responses range broadly from health-restoring reactions to an individual episode of illness to the development of policy in promoting the long-term health of a population.
2. Feeding an infant at the breast; tending and caring for a young child.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

nursing

The application of medical and humanitarian principles, by a person ancillary to the medical profession, so as to maintain health and fitness, assist in recovery from mental or physical illness or injury, relieve pain or distress or ease the process of dying.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

nurs·ing

(nŭrs'ing)
1. Feeding an infant at the breast; tending and caring for a child.
2. The scientific application of principles of care related to prevention of illness and care during illness.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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