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wean

 [wēn]
1. to discontinue breastfeeding and substitute other feeding habits.
2. to discontinue bottle feeding and substitute feeding by a cup or some other means.
3. in respiratory therapy, to gradually decrease dependence on assisted ventilation until the patient is able to breathe spontaneously. See also ventilator.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

wean

(wēn),
To implement weaning.
[A.S. wenian]
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wean

(wēn)
tr.v. weaned, weaning, weans
To accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling.
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wean

Old English, to accustom verb Critical care To transition a Pt from dependence on mechanical ventilation–MV to spontaneous auto-regulated breathing. See Pulmonary function tests, V/Q ratio PediatricsTo transition an infant from dependence on maternal–ie, breast milk to milk from other sources or other forms of sustenance.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

wean

(wēn)
To implement weaning.
[A.S. wenian]
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