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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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There is no need to replace tape; rather, CDP should enhance the effectiveness of tape backup for data protection and DR.
Adapted from a technology alert, Tape Backups May Not Be Enough, by Larry Wolfe, CPA, published by the American Institute of CPAs information technology membership section.
A second disadvantage of tape backup is the slow recovery time.
In fact, regardless of the application, may it be e-mail, a database, or home directories, tape backup & restore solutions must measure their data loss and recovery windows in "days".
More and more industry experts agree that a solid disaster recovery plan incorporates the archival strengths of tape backup, but then addresses the business continuance gaps with the proven technological advantages that disk-to-disk backup offers.
To achieve the expected ROI, most enterprises will find it well worth choosing Distributed Backup that replaces traditional tape backup and integrates with ILM's unique technology for the greatest reduction in cost and complexity.
the leader in high-performance data protection solutions, today announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2006 that its award-winning S2100[R]-ES2 Virtual Tape Library (VTL) system has attained certification as fully compatible with Oracle[R] Secure Backup, tape backup management software that delivers secure, high performance network tape backup for Oracle Databases and file systems.
Instead, a combination of disk mirroring and tape backup can provide a more complete protection scheme.
In a network running BrightStor ARCserve Backup, using ExaGrid in place of a tape backup system is as easy as pointing existing backup jobs at a NAS share on the ExaGrid system.
Of course, this also means they can be easily removed by virtually any person in the organization, so companies must have a secure location and checkout process for handling their tape backup.
Revinetix, a pioneer in Disk2Disk2Disk(TM) backup solutions, today announced that Del Mar College has replaced its legacy tape backup solution with a Sentio backup appliance for the College's computer network servers, as well as critical workstations used by administrative management.
This is better than regular tape backup, but certainly not perfect.