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ambulatory

 [am´bu-lah-to″re]
1. walking or able to walk; not confined to bed.
2. of a condition or procedure, not requiring admission to a hospital for an overnight stay.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

am·bu·la·to·ry

, ambulant (am'byū-lă-tōr'ē, am'bū-lant),
Walking about or able to walk about; denoting a patient who is not confined to bed or hospital as a result of disease or surgery.
[L. ambulans, walking]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ambulatory

(ăm′byə-lə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or adapted for walking.
2.
a. Capable of walking; not bedridden: an ambulatory patient.
b. Designed for or available to patients who are not bedridden: ambulatory care; ambulatory pediatrics.
3. Moving about; itinerant.
4. Law Relating to that which can be changed or revoked, as a will during the life of the testator.
n. pl. ambulato·ries
1. An aisle around the back side of the chancel in a cathedral or other large church.
2. A covered place for walking, as in a cloister.

am′bu·la·to′ri·ly adv.
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ambulatory

(1) Ambulant.
(2) Not stationary.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ambulatory

1. Ambulant.
2. Not stationary. See Ambulatory care, Ambulatory surgery.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

am·bu·la·to·ry

, ambulant (am'byū-lă-tōr-ē, am'byū-lănt)
Walking about or being able to walk about; denoting a patient who is not confined to bed or hospital as a result of disease or surgery.
[L. ambulans, walking]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ambulatory

1. Pertaining to walking.
2. Capable of walking and not bedridden.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005